Tag: superbugs

  • Growing antibiotic use, new organ found, James Webb delay: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Growing antibiotic use, new organ found, James Webb delay: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Antibiotic use growing, fueling resistance News from the front lines of the fight against superbugs is not good, folks. A new report out this week shows that total antibiotic consumption by humans around the world has gone up 65%…

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  • Global antibiotic use is on the rise. What does this mean for superbugs? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Global antibiotic use is on the rise. What does this mean for superbugs?

    As we’ve covered before, the main driver of antibiotic resistance is the overuse of antibiotics. The more antibiotics are out there, the more exposure bacteria get, and the more likely they are to evolve defenses. Now, a new report has found that global antibiotic usage is up 65% from 2000 to 2015–how does this impact…

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  • Quarter of human drugs disrupt gut microbiome, study finds. Is this breeding superbugs? | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Quarter of human drugs disrupt gut microbiome, study finds. Is this breeding superbugs?

    I’ve got a gut feeling this one is going to interest you. New findings show that about a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs have side effects impacting the growth of at least one species in the gut microbiome–the bacteria that live in our gut. This could be the first steps down a new avenue for studying…

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  • Pork producers use antibiotics strategically to keep animals healthy, produce safe food

    National Pork Producers Council chief veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom chimes in.

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    Fighting drug-resistant superbugs starts with our forks

    We need to take a hard look at agriculture if we want to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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  • Could reptile blood hold the key to defeating drug-resistant bacteria?

    Dr. Monique van Hoek finds new antimicrobial agents in surprising places.

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