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How DNA detectives are helping solve the rise of superbug

The Guardian (UK) 22 August 2015

It is now 12 years since the first set of genetic instructions in a human was sequenced. Many of our hopes for using knowledge about the human genome to better fight the likes of heart disease and cancer still lie years and decades in the future, but DNA sequencing in healthcare is not all about tomorrow. 60 more words

Microbiology

New method for unarming MRSA?

MRSA is a deadly bug and a fear to all who work in hospitals; whether it is for people or pets. This bug is resistant to most antibiotics and it develops resistance easily. 49 more words

Veterinary Or Medicine

51 days old in New Plymouth NNU

Baby girl has recovered from her cold, and has been allowed out of isolation. She still has the MRSA, we are on the second course of nasal antibiotics, but there has been other babies needing to use the isolation room and no one wanted her getting re-infected with the cold virus all over again. 419 more words

A 1,000-Year-Old Remedy For MRSA

While the antibiotic potential of some materials used in historical medicine has been demonstrated, empirical tests of entire remedies are scarce. This is an important omission, because the efficacy of “ancientbiotics” could rely on the combined activity of their various ingredients. 277 more words

Microbiology

Lab Testing Reveals EnviroTextile’s Hemp Fabric Stops the Spread of Staph Bacteria

Rampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily. One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China’s military: industrial hemp. Staph is spread by direct contact and by touching items that are contaminated such as towels, sheets, privacy curtains, and clothing. 540 more words

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