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25mila pazienti in Ue muoiono per infezioni da germi multi-resistenti

25mila pazienti in Ue muoiono per infezioni da germi multi-resistenti | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it


La resistenza agli antibiotici provocata da un uso scorretto: in Italia il consumo 
è uno dei più alti. Allerta soprattutto durante gli interventi chirurgici


Via Massimo Piccotto
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Small Things Considered: Flights of Discovery

Small Things Considered: Flights of Discovery | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
I wonder if you are familiar with this icon. It depicts the “eyedropper,” a commonly used tool in computer graphics and painting programs that allows you to choose any spot on an image and identify its exact color. On a computer this is easy information to obtain; however, in dealing with real materials, the question “but what exactly IS it?”…
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Sos antibiotici. I batteri diventano invincibili

Sos antibiotici. I batteri diventano invincibili | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it

I farmaci che ci hanno permesso di sopravvivere a malattie infettive in passato devastanti, come la tubercolosi o la setticemia, non funzionano più.


Via Federico Molino, Massimo Piccotto
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Unknown Bacteria Discovered in Two Spacecraft Clean Rooms

Unknown Bacteria Discovered in Two Spacecraft Clean Rooms | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a microbe that – to their knowledge – can be found just two places on Earth. The first: a spacecraft clean room in Guiana. The second: a spacecraft clean room in Florida, some 2,500 miles away.
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Antibiotici nella carne di pollo

Antibiotici nella carne di pollo | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
Alcuni batteri possono sviluppare un pericoloso meccanismo di resistenza a questi farmaci, molto usati anche negli allevamenti di animali.

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Giving slime the slip

Giving slime the slip | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
A team of Harvard scientists has developed a slick way to prevent the troublesome biofilms from ever forming on a surface.
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Small Things Considered: The Bacterial Resistome is Both Ancient and Surprising

Small Things Considered: The Bacterial Resistome is Both Ancient and Surprising | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
by S. Marvin Friedman One of the many interesting controversies that microbiologists can ponder today is whether the alarming proliferation of antibiotic-resistant strains is primarily a consequence of the widespread use of antibiotics in humans...
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Device may inject a variety of drugs without using needles - MIT News Office

Device may inject a variety of drugs without using needles - MIT News Office | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
Jet-injected drugs could improve patient compliance, reduce accidental needle sticks.
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Contaminomics: Why Some Microbiome Studies May Be Wrong – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Contaminomics: Why Some Microbiome Studies May Be Wrong – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
You’ve got a group of people with a mysterious disease, and you suspect that some microbe might be responsible. You collect blood and tissue samples, you extract the DNA from them using a commonly ...
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Antibiotic-Resistant Germs, Lying in Wait Everywhere

Antibiotic-Resistant Germs, Lying in Wait Everywhere | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
A study finds that genes that let bacteria survive drugs intended to wipe them out are widespread, even in the most isolated parts of the planet.
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Microbes May Add Special Something to Wines

Microbes May Add Special Something to Wines | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that grape varieties in different regions carry distinctive patterns of fungi and bacteria, which may play a role in making a wine unique.
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Evolution of hyperswarming bacteria could develop anti-biofilm therapies

Evolution of hyperswarming bacteria could develop anti-biofilm therapies | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
The evolution of hyperswarming, pathogenic bacteria might sound like the plot of a horror film, but such bugs really have repeatedly evolved in a lab, and the good news is that they should be less of a problem to us than their less mobile kin.
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A New Hope for Tuberculosis

Prof. Stewart Cole chair of the Global Health Institute at the EPFL, describes a new drug candidate reducing a specially hard to fight strain of Tuberculosis...
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'Killer stainless steel': New process

'Killer stainless steel': New process | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- Stainless steel is the icon of cleanliness for home and commercial kitchens, restaurants, hospitals and other settings, but it can collect disease-causing bacteria like other surfaces if not cleaned often.
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10 Surprising Things That Bacteria Like to Eat

10 Surprising Things That Bacteria Like to Eat | Surprising microbes | Scoop.it
You've probably heard of necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating bacteria. But bacteria do not actually eat human flesh. They're actually trying to gobble up something a lot weirder.
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