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A new culprit in antibacterial resistance: Cysteine persulfide

Scientists have developed a new, highly sensitive analytical method that can detect degraded beta-lactam antibacterial agents used in the treatment of bacterial infections. With this method, researchers found that reactive sulfur species produced by.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyJun 10th, 2021

A new culprit in antibacterial resistance: Cysteine persulfide

Scientists have developed a new, highly sensitive analytical method that can detect degraded beta-lactam antibacterial agents used in the treatment of bacterial infections. With this method, researchers found that reactive sulfur species produced by.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

New defense against superbugs: Taking fish oil may reduce antibiotic resistance

For the first time, Australian scientists have confirmed a link between the role of regular fish oil to break down the ability of 'superbugs' to become resistant to antibiotics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Trained viruses prove more effective at fighting antibiotic resistance

Research reveals that viruses known as bacteriophages that undergo special evolutionary training increase their capacity to subdue bacteria. The results provide hope in the ongoing battle against antibiotic resistance, a rising threat as deadly bacte.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Trained viruses prove more effective at fighting antibiotic resistance

The threat of antibiotic resistance rises as bacteria continue to evolve to foil even the most powerful modern drug treatments. By 2050, antibiotic resistant-bacteria threaten to claim more than 10 million lives as existing therapies prove ineffectiv.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Global travelers pick up numerous genes that promote microbial resistance

Carried like stowaways in the guts of international travelers, new and potentially deadly strains of antimicrobial resistant superbugs may be coming to a community near you, suggests new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. L.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Gene protection for COVID-19 identified

A genetic link has been discovered explaining why some people catch COVID but don't get sick. The gene is found three times as often in people who are asymptomatic. This is the first clear evidence of genetic resistance because the study compared sev.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Nanoscale sensors measure elusive water levels in leaves

Water regulation in leaves is vital to a plant's health, affecting its growth and yield, disease susceptibility and drought resistance......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

Widespread use of chemicals to combat aquatic lice in fish farms has led to resistance in other areas

A team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Bergen, the Institute of Marine Research and PatoGen AS—all in Norway—has found that the widespread use of chemicals to combat aquatic lice in fish f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Luring bacteria into an evolutionary trap to reduce treatment resistance

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Basel have developed a vaccine that protects animals from Salmonella. These bacteria often escape the effects of vaccination by genetically modifying their protective coat. The researchers have succeede.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Scientists discover a protein that naturally enhances wheat resistance to head scab

Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also known as scab, is a significant disease of small grain cereals, such as wheat and barley, that impacts farmers around the world. The disease has been reducing acreage and increasing the price of wheat production in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Silver attacks bacteria, gets "consumed"

For millennia, silver has been utilized for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Although its use as a disinfectant is widely known, the effects of silver's interaction with bacteria on the silver itself are not well understood......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021

Taking Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4 for a spin

These days, the path of least resistance in laptop design is straight-up knocking off the MacBook. We’ve certainly seen our share of egregious cases over the years. Microsoft, however, has defiantly forged its own path with industrial design across.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 24th, 2021

Legitimation strategies for coal exits in Germany and Canada

Ending our dependence on coal is essential for effective climate protection. Nevertheless, efforts to phase out coal trigger anxiety and resistance, particularly in mining regions. The governments of both Canada and Germany have involved various stak.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

Wheat hybrid necrosis gene Ne2 provides leaf rust resistance and valuable for breeding new cultivars

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia triticina Eriks. (Pt) is a destructive foliar disease that threatens world wheat production. Breeding and deployment of resistant cultivars are the most profitable and environmental friendly method to prevent disease loss.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

Mathematical model predicts effect of bacterial mutations on antibiotic success

Scientists have developed a mathematical model that predicts how the number and effects of bacterial mutations leading to drug resistance will influence the success of antibiotic treatments......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 18th, 2021

In slow motion against antibiotic resistance

There are currently only a few synthetic agents that bind to and block the widespread membrane transport proteins, ATP-binding cassette transporters (ABC). Scientists at Goethe University and the University of Tokyo identified four of these macrocycl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Identifying the rise of multi drug resistant E. coli

Largest genomic study of E.coli has tracked the rise of multi-drug resistance (MDR) in Norway......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Earthworms could help reduce antibiotic resistance genes in soil

Earthworms improve the soil by aerating it, breaking down organic matter and mineralizing nutrients. Now, researchers have dug up another possible role: reducing the number and relative abundance of antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs) in soils from di.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Record rise in used-car prices is key culprit in inflation jump

The cost of previously owned sedans, pickups and SUVs soared 10 percent in April......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Low-dose, four-drug combo blocks cancer spread in mice

Low doses of a four-drug combination helps prevent the spread of cancer in mice without triggering drug resistance or recurrence, shows a new study......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021