New antibiotic cures disease by disarming pathogens, not killing them

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    New antibiotic cures disease by disarming pathogens, not killing them
    October 2, 2012
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    Are you related to Matt Lock?
     
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    You do. And this really is fascinating stuff.

    But (and that's a big butt), like I've said before you really should bundle all your science shit in one thread instead of creating topic after topic. Just sayin'.

    I threw in my 2 cent toll just to give it a bump. Ain't goin' nowhere otherwise.
     
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    Going back to a world w/o antibiotics?...
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    Analysis: Antibiotic apocalypse
    11 March 2013 - A terrible future could be on the horizon, a future which rips one of the greatest tools of medicine out of the hands of doctors.
     
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    That would suck a whole lot of ass. :(
     
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    Re-using antibiotic pollutants...
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    Solar-Powered Proteins Filter Antibiotics from Water
    April 19, 2013 : Cancer-causing chemicals and drugs like antibiotics pollute many of America's lakes, rivers and drinking water supplies.
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    Needle-Nose Parasite Inspires New Surgical Bandage
    April 19, 2013 : A fish parasite with a needle-like nose that pierces the intestines of its host has inspired a revolutionary medical invention that could replace surgical staples now used to hold skin grafts in place and close serious wounds.
     
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    The correct sequence of administering antibiotics may help to prevent bacteria from becoming resistant to them...

    Method developed to fight antibiotic resistance using current antibiotics
    Oct. 12, 2015 - Using a mathematical model to determine the correct sequence of administering antibiotics may help to prevent bacteria from becoming resistant to them.
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    Breast cancer drug helps immune response against MRSA
    Oct. 13, 2015 - The drug's immune-boosting ability was shown in lab in experiments with mice.
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    Medical staff open to contamination because of gowns, gloves
    Oct. 12, 2015 - Nearly half of medical staff in a recent study contaminated themselves because of improper removal of personal protective equipment.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right, end times gettin' closer - we all gonna die...

    'Antibiotic Apocalypse’ a Step Closer, Scientists Warn
    November 20, 2015 — With the discovery in China of bacteria that have developed resisistance to all known antibiotic medicines, scientists are warning that an "antibiotic apocalypse" may be a step closer.
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    Activists Push to Limit Antibiotic Use in Livestock
    November 18, 2015 — Livestock producers often guard against disease and speed the growth of healthy animals by feeding their herds and flocks frequent, low doses of antibiotics. Scientists and consumers are increasingly concerned that this practice is creating superbugs that are resistant to drugs.
     
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    New antibiotic for superbugs about to come on market...
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    Tetraphase antibiotic may reach up to $700 million in annual sales: CEO
    February 8, 2017 - Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc Chief Executive Guy Macdonald said annual sales of the company's lead experimental antibiotic for serious bacterial infections could climb as high as $700 million if approved.
     

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