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Geeking At School

I’m going to do something a little different today. Those of you who read my blog regularly are now saying (I can hear you in my head!) how is this different from every other day? 793 more words

Review

Bees: A Natural Alternative to Antibiotics

Honey has long proven to be a useful naturally occurring substance that has been used as a home remedy to fight throat bacterial infections due to it’s soothing properties. 193 more words

How do plants fight back?

It’s well known that animals can fight pathogens using immune cells and antibodies which travel around the body in the blood. Plants lack these mobile immune cells and they don’t produce antibodies. 543 more words

PAMP

Researchers discover inter- and intraspecies of Staph 'gangs' share nutrients during infection.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. Like the individual members of a gang who might be relatively harmless alone, they turn deadly when they get together with their ‘friends.’  The findings, reported in… 677 more words

Healthinnovations

Single tick bite can pack double pathogen punch

People who get bitten by a blacklegged tick have a higher-than-expected chance of being exposed to more than one pathogen at the same time.

The new research, published online today in the journal PLOS ONE… 439 more words

Critically ill ICU patients lose almost all of their gut microbes and the ones left aren’t good


Critically ill ICU patients lose almost all of their gut microbes and the ones left aren’t good
– They found that patients with stays longer than a month had only one to four types of microbes in their gut, as measured from fecal samples—compared to about 40 different types found in healthy volunteers. 90 more words

Lethal Or Unintended Side Effects

Critically ill ICU patients lose almost all of their gut microbes and the ones left aren't good

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014

Researchers at the University of Chicago have shown that after a long stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) only a handful of pathogenic microbe species remain behind in patients’ intestines. 835 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs