Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Global scenario of microbes, infections, antibiotics and resistance - By Dr. A.J. Tamhankar

-A bacteria can communicate with yeast to block the development of drug-resistant yeast infections, (May issue of Microbiology) to prevent hospital-acquired infections associated with medical implants.
-Role Of Human Behavior In Infectious Disease Emergence
-Computer Model May Improve Detection of Serious Bacterial Infection in Young Children With Fever
-Questionnaire for Case Studies to diagnose Resistance in clinics.
-An Extra Layer Of Protection For Bacterial Spores Discovered By Biologists
-Hand washing prevents the spread of water-borne disease in Africa. Environmental Science & Technology.
-Infection Disease specialist Dr Spellberg of UCLA briefs, on initiative of IDSA to Republican Matheson, who also promotes the STAAR Act (Strategies to Address Antibiotic Resistance)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Global scenario of microbes, infections, antibiotics and resistance - By Dr. A.J. Tamhankar

-Using technology an Iowa State University researcher is working on a faster method to detect and genetically identify salmonella from contaminated foods.

-Simplifying Treatment Of A Serious Eye Infection (Bacterial keratitis)

-Potent anti-microbial proteins discovered in platypus

-NASA studies bacteria in space-flight

-Transfer of Carbapenem-Resistant Plasmid from Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 to Escherichia coli in Patient

-MRSA Survivors Network to raise awareness on MRSA infections

Global scenario of microbes, infections, antibiotics and resistance - By Dr. A.J. Tamhankar

-Lengthening Time A Drug Remains Bound To A Target May Lead To Improving Diagnostics, Therapy
-"Driving backwards the evolution of antibiotic resistance,"
-pathogenic strains of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) are an under-recognised cause of urinary tract infections.
-Potentially Lethal Airborne Fungus Spreading In US
-Scientists Make Fundamental Discovery About How Gene Expression Functions In Bacteria--USE of resonant activation to nudge dormant bacteria cells into a stage where they will be sensitive to antibiotics.
-Salmonella have a "safety catch" that holds back the invasion of virulent proteins into host cells until conditions are right, this might be a target for new drugs or vaccines against Salmonella and other pathogens that work in a similar way.
-research program to study the evolution of species-switching parasites or pathogens that result in diseases such as bird flu, malaria, and AIDS.
-While probiotics are often cited as the solution to various stomach problems, the probiotic, Lactobacillus plantarum has no effect on salmonella.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Global scenario of bacteria, infections, antibiotics and resistance By Dr. A.J. Tamhankar

-Pathogens, Meet Technology: Detecting Microscopic Pathogens In Water
-New Study Investigates Infection Of Human Cells In Outer Space
-GSK And Isis Pharmaceuticals Collaborate On RNA Therapeutics For Rare And Infectious Diseases
-Also In Global Health News: Polio In Angola; Diarrhea Guidelines In Kenya; Water, Sanitation In Ghana
-Northeastern University Researchers Discover New Path To Antibiotics -Flu Jab For Bacteria -Census Data Aids Disease Simulation Studies -Study Finds Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel To Large Audience Via Twitter -Combatting Diarrheal Disease, A Killer Of Kenyan Children: Policy Unveiled -E. coli Receives Mixed Signals From Bile -E. coli Adapts To Change By Remembering The Good, Forgetting The Bad -New Study Raises Questions About Foam Hand Sanitizers' Antimicrobial Efficacy In A Practical Clinical Setting
-South America – AB consumption up by 10% between the years 1997 and 2007, in eight countries says a Panamerican study - SciDevNet
-The Search For Brain's Defenses To Ward Off Infections, Prevent Memory Loss
-Compound Effective In Destroying Antibiotic-Resistant Biofilms
-It's a microbial world
-THE EUROPEAN UNION Council Conclusions on innovative incentives for effective antibiotics
-Not much progress against serious HAI:s – USA Today;
-HAI:s are on the increase – AP/Yahoo News - Mexico – process of securing Antibiotics only by prescription moving forward – La Jornada

Read The ``TRUE LIFE STORY``of a family infected with MRSA