Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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.

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