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Tapeworm drug shows promise in treating MRSA infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a gram-positive bacteria has become one of the leading causes of hospital acquired infections world-over. These bacteria have become antibiotic resistant- meaning the bacteria has changed, so the antibiotics can no longer fight the infections effectively. 455 more words


AAPS Pharmaceutical Science Roundup, April 2015

This month’s roundup features stories on editing DNA in human embryos, expensive insulin, rights of chimps, tumor paint, and even a head transplant!

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PharmSci Roundup

Old Singaporean MRSA Isolates (1980's and 1990's)

A major highlight of working on the Singapore MRSA evolution and competition study was obtaining the very old MRSA isolates from the 1980’s and 1990’s. One of the biggest issues in the Singapore clinical microbiology scene – to me – is the loss of historical isolates (and the lack of any attempts to correct this to date). 696 more words


Test finds 60% of raw shrimp tainted with bacteria, including superbug MRSA

This post has been updated with a response from the National Fisheries Institute trade group and with a chart detailing Consumer Reports’ findings.

If you’re one of many people who eat shrimp regularly, this may give you pause: … 485 more words

MRSA Timeline in Singapore - Molecular Epidemiology

A timeline movie of different MRSA clones discovered in Singapore. The movie unfortunately plays rather slowly (just over a minute). More detailed descriptions will be provided in subsequent blog posts. 122 more words

Antimicrobial Resistance

Lawrence Tynes’ Nightmare

Once, Lawrence Tynes was a special figure in pro football, a great kicker with star power to boot. His knack for converting in the clutch—specifically in the NFC title game, where he kicked overtime game-winning field goals for the New York Giants in the 2007 and 2011 seasons—made him so. 3,365 more words

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