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Adventures in phages - introduction

Here’s some background on how I came to be seeking phage treatment.

Ever since I was a tiny toddler, my mum never worried about losing me in a big shop because if she lost sight of me for a minute, all she had to do was pause and listen and very soon she’d hear my cough and would know exactly where I was. 439 more words

University of Regina awarded grant to fight antibiotic resistance

The University of Regina has received a $1.1M grant for research to combat antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Mohan Babu, an assistant professor at the university, will lead the research and use the latest in proteomics and genomics technologies. 307 more words

Canada

The Antibiotic Apocalypse!

Antibiotic resistance is one of the major issues affecting modern medicine and its ability to preserve public health against infectious diseases. A growing number of infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them have become less effective. 988 more words

Health

Another supebug for us

A life-threatening infection is spreading globally people with cystic fibrosis http://news360.com/article/377795501

PERSONAL

MRSA

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA has developed in hospitals in response to the use of drugs there. When anti biotics are used, certain bacteria may survive- those which have the necessary genes or alleles (depending on the antibiotic) to resist it. 423 more words

Historical

First Cases of New Superbug Spotted in U.S. - By Sharon Begley, STAT on November 4, 2016

The drug-resistant fungus is often fatal and can be difficult to identify

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Just five months after federal health officials asked hospitals and physicians to be on the lookout for an often-fatal, antibiotic-resistant fungus called  252 more words

Point Of Interest

Superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade our last line of antibiotics

Superbugs are bacteria that have developed resistance to the killing action of our best antibiotics. Becoming ill with an infection from one of these bugs usually means a lengthy stay in the intensive care unit so you can be monitored and treated with last resort antibiotics. 376 more words

Research