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The research team at Florida Atlantic University captured and swabbed hundreds of dolphins between 2003 and 2015. They said the mammals were a good indicator of the rest of life at sea.
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In conclusion, to best of our knowledge these findings are the first report of isolation of 4-bromophenol and Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate from genus Nocardiopsis, thus suggesting that rare actinomycetes are promising source of therapeutically important bioactive metabolites.
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Electron microscopy revealed a world that exists at scales smaller than the wavelength of light. Advancements in this field have allowed scientists to visualize ever more objects and processes, but actually seeing living cells in 3D and within a liqu...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Materials Nanomedicine News Oncology Pathology Radiology microscopy Source Type: blogs
In this study we demonstrate that the supernatant from novel environmental isolates of Delftia spp. have antimicrobial activity. We characterized the active fraction and identified delftibactin A as a compound with antimicrobial activity. Delftibactin A exhibits potent antimicrobial activity against Gram positive multi drug resistant (MDR) bacteria like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE), and also against the Gram negative pathogens Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae. We discovered that the production of delftibactin A is greatly influenced by temp...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
There is a global crisis of antibiotic resistance, and urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be the canary in the coal mine. UTIs are one of the most common types of infections; at least one in two women and one in 10 men will experience a UTI in their lifetime. Like many human infections, UTIs are usually caused by bacteria living on or in our bodies, and require treatment with antibiotics. What’s alarming the medical community now is that UTIs are becoming ever harder to treat with common antibiotics. Antibiotic overuse leads to antibiotic resistance At some point, most people have taken a course of trimethoprim/sulf...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Infectious diseases Kidney and urinary tract Women's Health Source Type: blogs
AbstractVarious transient metal and metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) have shown pronounced biological activity, including antibacterial action against different Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria including pathogens and drug-resistant ones. Thus, NPs can be applied in nanotechnology for controlling bacterial growth as well as in biomedicine for the treatment of various diseases. However, the mechanisms of these effects are not clear yet. This review is focused on the antibacterial effects of transient metal NPs, especially iron oxide (Fe3O4) and Ag NPs onEscherichia coli wild type and antibiotic-resistant strains. Ag ...
Source: World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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In this study, thermal activation was opted for the modification of natural bentonite clay (BC) and utilized to investigate the adsorptive removal of tetracycline (TC) from aqueous solution. The physicochemical surface properties of the raw and modified bentonite samples were also investigated. The BET analysis revealed that the thermally activated bentonite (TB) has better properties than BC. The surface area of TB was found to be more than two-fold higher compared to that of BC. The FTIR spectra exhibited the existence of AlOH, SiO and SiOSi functional groups in the samples, confirming the presence of hydrated aluminosil...
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: Journal of Advanced ResearchAuthor(s): Yanguang Cong, Sijin Yang, Xiancai RaoAbstractThe infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a global threat to public health. Vancomycin remains one of the first-line drugs for the treatment of MRSA infections. However, S. aureus isolates with complete resistance to vancomycin have emerged in recent years. Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) is mediated by a vanA gene cluster, which is transferred from vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. Since the first VRSA isolate was recovered from Michigan, ...
Source: Journal of Advanced Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2019Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Kristen Pogreba-Brown, Erika Austhof, Katherine EllingsonThe case–case study design is a potentially useful tool for infection preventionists during outbreak or cluster investigations. This column clarifies terminology related to case–case, case–control, and case-case-control study designs. Examples of practical applications of the case–case study design include determining risk factors for health care–onset versus community-onset infections, or antibiotic-resistant versus antibiotic-susceptible infections.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Vibrio is one of the most detrimental agents of shrimp premature death syndrome. Phage therapy for prevention and treatment of Vibrio infections has attracted increasing attentions due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial variants. Here, we describe a workflow of preparing a phage cocktail against Vibrio infections for practical applications. Twenty Vibrio strains were isolated from the gut of diseased shrimp and aquaculture wastewater, and five of them were identified as pathogens causing shrimp vibriosis. Twenty-two lytic phages were then isolated using the above five pathogens as hosts, and five of them sh...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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