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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infection

- The MRSA infection, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a type of staph infection that is particularly resistant to conventional antibiotics, making it extremely difficult to treat and mitigate. Generally, this infection spreads in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and populations at risk include those with weak immune systems, young children and the elderly, the homeless, those in prison, and anyone in crowded, busy unhygienic areas. MRSA is diagnosed through the testing of bodily fluids in a lab, however these tests typically serve place as a confirmation to a medical professional’s suspicion of the disease based on the patient’s symptoms....   [tags: antibiotic resistant diseases]

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The Increase of Drug-Resistant Microbes

- The increase of drug-resistant microbes in the last two decades is fighting against current efforts to battle infectious diseases. By being more resistive to current medication, sicknesses which used to be considered under control are becoming new threats which also make other incurable diseases far more dangerous: TB, pneumonia, malaria, cholera and HIV. Even though antibiotic resistance affects both industrialized and developing countries, its effect is far worse on developing countries. The problem is that the price gap between cheap first line medications and second line medication is vast which means that a large part of the population don’t have access to original medications....   [tags: Diseases, SuperBugs]

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Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria in Seafood

- Antimicrobial resistant bacteria in seafood are a major public health concern worldwide. Reports on use of antimicrobials in aquaculture and residue findings in the products have indicated food safety threat to the consumers. In aquaculture, the use of wide array antimicrobials leading to development of bacterial resistance, use of resistant probiotic resistant strains and contamination of resistant pathogenic bacteria e.g. Salmonella spp. as input have facilitated to development of pool of resistant bacteria....   [tags: public health concern]

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Is My Team Resistant to Change?

- In this essay I am going to show my understanding of the team's resistance to change and how the change could be managed. I will illustrate how I believe that successful adaptation to the changing circumstances depends upon various factors. Some of those factors are: unconscious and conscious group dynamics, anxieties and collective defences, leadership and the way the individual is handling the change in himself. I am going to present some of my early experience of working within the nursery team, which had showed me how hard it may be to accept that the change is needed and that often fulfilling the primary task depends upon that change....   [tags: Teams, Change, ]

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Bacteria Resistant to Penicilin

- ... During 1980, TEM and SHV broad spectrum beta lactamases caused ESBL expansion and generally related to Klebsiella pneumoniae which include in nosocomial out breaks but in last decade until now CTX-M-type ESBL have spread greatly as the most common ESBL worldwide and main reason of infection in both community and hospital specially in E.coli.(6) Every year, various health care organization and research centers publish their data about ESBL prevalence by focus on dominant genes and their spreading mechanism and geographical epidemiology....   [tags: esbl, beta-lactam antibiotics]

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Evolving into Drug-Resistant Pathogens

- Thesis: Although forms of antibiotics, disinfectants, and the sort are developed, improved, and mutated on a daily basis to increase resistance, the bacterium that is being targeted through these agents are evolving as well, similarly building a resistance, and limiting the growth of anti-bacterial products is necessary. Every day, humans are born into a world full of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that have the potential to be detrimental to the life of the newborn. As we age, our bodies build a resistance to these pests, and with the help of anti-bacterial agents, humans have the capability to avoid many fatal diseases that would have been brought on from these inhabitants....   [tags: health, pharmaceuticals, antibacterial products]

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

- There seems to be an ongoing battle between the evolution of bacteria and modern medicine. This has become a serious problem in hospitals as bacterial resistant infections continue to be on the rise despite the practice of standard precautions that treat all patients as if they have an infectious disease. One of the leading public health threats today is meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. With all of the advancements in medicine, it is hard to believe that we do not have the ability to manufacture new antibiotics that would target these resistive organisms....   [tags: medicine, antibiotics, infection, agriculture, EU]

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Antibiotic Resistant Catastrophe

- Since the 1940’s antibiotics have greatly decreased death and illness due to infectious diseases. These drugs have had a significant impact on patient’s health when used correctly and appropriately. (CDC, 2013) However sometimes they are overused. When these antibiotics are overused, or used for diseases in which they are not necessary the infectious organism could become antibiotic resistant. Antibiotic resistance is defined as, the effect of microbes transforming in ways that decrease or eliminate the efficiency of drugs, chemicals, and other agents that are used to cure or prevent infections....   [tags: Death, Illness, Infectious Disease, Antibiotics]

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

- Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria “Antibiotics" is the name given to the group of chemicals, particularly in medicine, that stop or inhibit the growth of, microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, and parasites, or that kill the microorganism. They are, however, completely ineffective against viruses. There are two kinds of antibiotics, namely; bactericides, which interfere with the cell wall or contents of the bacteria, thereby killing it, and bacteriostatics, which prevent the bacteria from reproducing....   [tags: Antibiotics, Chemicals, Medicine]

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Anti-Bacterial Resistant Superbugs

- It is undeniable that the recent discovery of antibiotics and disinfectants in the past century is leading to the creation of increasingly dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Super bugs like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus have begun breaking out in hospital areas, killing more and more patients due to the lack of people following through with simple safety measures. In order to stop the creation and spread of antibiotic-resistant super bugs, proper precautions must be taken such as avoiding antibacterial cleaners, following through with instructions when taking prescriptions and maintaining adequate hand hygiene....   [tags: Pathology]

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Multidrug-resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae

- Introduction Streptococcus pneumoniae is Gram-positive bacteria, which takes spherical shape, normally present in the form of pairs. These bacteria exist naturally in the respiratory tract, but it may become a pathogenic bacteria in the event of increased its density. These bacteria associated with different types of infections, such as pneumonia, chronic middle ear infections, meningitis, bacteremia. Pneumonia is one of the six major causes leads to death in the United States and the first reason of death from infectious diseases (Garibaldi, 1995 ; Niederman, et al 1998 cited in American Thoracic Society, 2001)....   [tags: Gram-positive bacteria, ]

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

- Bacteria refer to a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms (microscopic organisms that lack a membrane bound nucleus). They are very abundant in nature. For example, according to Christian Nordqvist (2009), a gram of soil can contain up to forty million bacterial cells. Bacterial microorganisms can be found almost anywhere and can adjust extremely well to surrounding conditions. Not all bacteria are harmful and even play an important role in the recycling of nutrients. By recycling nutrients bacteria become a valuable resource for the human body....   [tags: bacteria, probiotics, pathogenic]

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

- Often called a “superbug” due to its strong antibiotic resistance, Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most pathogenic of all staphylococci. It has been found to be responsible for a large number of infections that are difficult to treat and is a growing concern in the health care system. At any given time, approximately 20% to 30% of individuals in the community are colonized with staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and are persistent carriers, up to 50% are intermittent carriers and up to 80% have been colonized at some time (MDGuidelines, n.d.)....   [tags: microbiology, MRSA, CDC, pathogen, bacteria, antib]

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

- Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a considered both a Gram-positive bacterium and a pathogen, and is capable of causing many human diseases (Gordon & Lowy, 2008; Deurenberg, Vink, Kalenic, Friedrich, Bruggeman & Stobberingh, 2006). S. aureus is one of the most common causes of soft-tissue and skin infections (SSTIs) (Hansra & Shinkai, 2011). It can also cause post-operative infections at the wounds site, necrotizing pneumonia, and bacteraemia (Deurenberg et al., 2006). Resistance to methicillin is one of the major subtypes of this bacterium....   [tags: s. aureus, methicillin, mrsa infection]

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Antimicrobial Peptides and Drug Resistant Bacteria

- Antibiotics have long provided effective treatment against bacterial infections. The creation of drugs like penicillin, streptomycin, and tetracycline allowed doctors to treat common bacterial infections that were once debilitating and even fatal. As antibiotic use has grown over the past several decades, bacteria have developed modes of resistance that have rendered some antibiotics useless. As these “super bugs” have become more resilient and resistant to treatment, researchers have begun to explore new ways of treating infections....   [tags: antibiotics, defensins]

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How to Deal with Drug Resistant Bacteria

- Anti-Anti-Bacterial Bacteria Although there are many different types of bacteria that are not only beneficial towards human life, but also vital. All bacteria, like humans and most other living organisms that exist, share the common goal, of wanting to exist, and to carry on existing, via reproduction. Whether this reproduction takes place through the form of live birth, by means of hatching from an egg, cell division, or any of the countless number of methods of continuing a species that have been created by the corresponding number organisms that have been, are still to come, and are currently in the cycle of existence, it is still part of the not entirely different goal, of continuing to...   [tags: harmful bacteria, organisms, reproduction]

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Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis in india

- The prevalence of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis has not only impacted India it has impacted other countries like Africa. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is when the regular medicine such as isoniazid and rifampicin one of the two anti-tuberculosis drugs used, the resistance can occur either through not following the proper treatment guidelines or from a drug resistant bacteria, tuberculosis can be caused from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis a bacteria that causes tuberculosis which attacks the lungs....   [tags: MDR-TB]

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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA

- Stop Getting Sick at the Hospital: Preventing the Spread of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in U.S. Hospitals Information/Preliminary Issues   Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to treatment by typical antibiotics. The most common kind is hospital-acquired (HAI), nosocomial, or healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). People who undergo invasive medical procedures, who have compromised immune systems, or are being treated in patient care settings are most at risk for this infection....   [tags: HAI, inmune system]

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Damage Estimation: Earthquake Resistant Buildings

- ... 1972), Tabas (Berberian 1979; Berberian et al. 1979), Golbaft (Adeli 1982 ), and Manjil (Tsukuda et al. 1990) earthquakes were adopted to the damage estimation by Karimi (2011). In the damage estimation process, it was supposed that the main structures having key roles in the emergency and relief operation (e.g. hospitals, fire stations, etc.) had been retrofitted. b. Human casualty estimation considering north Tehran fault scenario earthquake The number of fatalities due to the Niavaran fault earthquake scenario was also estimated by JICA (2000) and updated by Karimi (2011)....   [tags: seismic force, tehran, emergency]

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Meticillin-Resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

- LITERATURE REVIEW MRSA (Meticillin-Resistant staphylococcus aureus) is a bacterial infection that infected different parts of the body, for example, the nares and throats, skin as well as wounds. It carried in the nares of 30% of healthy adults. In hospitalized patients, this infection can colonize different parts of the body, depending on the site infection, it can be mild such as having sores or boils on the skin or life threatening, like blood poisoning. It is also known as a superbug due to the fact that it becomes resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staphylococcus infections....   [tags: Bacteria, Infection, Hygiene]

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

- Introduction of Paper Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a very serious infection that affects the health of the public. The purpose of this paper is to give the public/reader a better understanding of what MRSA really is. This paper will include the different disease characteristics that come with the infection. Also, it will explain the most recent disease statistics; identify a person’s risk of contracting the disease, methods used to control the spread of the disease, and explain implications for disaster....   [tags: infection, public health]

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Antibiotics and Our Future

- "Overuse of antibiotics turn into superbugs/super infections. It's actually very scary; we have no new antibiotics on the horizon at this time" (Posey, RNP). More and more people are commonly requesting antibiotics for trivial purposes such as a sore throat or congestion without having tried over the counter medications.[4] Doctors are continually prescribing stronger forms of antibiotics to combat their more serious ailments, single doses, double doses, resistance abounds. Antibiotic resistance, what does this really mean, and how does it affect our future existence....   [tags: superbugs, resistant]

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The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

- The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Since antibiotics, such as penicillin, became widely available in the 1940s, they have been called miracle drugs. They have been able to eliminate bacteria without significantly harming the other cells of the host. Now with each passing year, bacteria that are immune to antibiotics have become more and more common. This turn of events presents us with an alarming problem. Strains of bacteria that are resistant to all prescribed antibiotics are beginning to appear....   [tags: Papers]

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Prevention and Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

- ... The importance of controlling MDRO is tremendous, knowing that it cost and additional cost that exceeds an esteemated 5 billion” (12), and according to CDC “more than 98,900 Americas died of HAI”13 Use of Antibiotics Inappropriate use of antibiotics plays a significant part in developing of drug-resistant HAI. Use antibiotics for viral infections; over prescriptions; prescription following “better be safe, then sorry ” rule; fear of health care providers (HCP) being sued, if no medication was prescribed; reimbursement to the acute care facilities for drug cost and expenses for MDRO treatment by insurance companies, all these factors provide no incentive to minimize use of antibiotics.(5)...   [tags: infection, antibiotics, sanitation]

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Frequency of Imipenem Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli

- INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic resistance is the single biggest threat in the area of Infectious disease. Members of the family Enterobactericiae and Nonfermentors are the most frequently isolated bacterial human pathogens from clinical samples and this Gram negative bacilli acquiring Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a matter of concern. Carbapenams was first introduced in 1980[1] and are the most potent agents for the treatment of multi drug resistant gram negative bacilli infection ,particularly drug of choice for MDR Pseudomonas and ESBL producing Enterobactericiae Infections....   [tags: tertiary care center, analysis, infectuous disease]

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The Difficulties and Implications Associated with Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

- Introduction MDRTB, or Multi-drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB), has plagued many nations across the globe. More specifically, it has caused problems in many third world nations, particularly those situated in continental Africa. In what follows, it will be documented from Africa’s perspective the issues TB has caused in these nations, as well as analyzing the geopolitical and socioeconomic aspects surrounding these real issues, as a whole. TB is an infectious disease which typically affects the lungs in the human body....   [tags: socioeconomic, geopolitical, treatments]

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Prophylactic Antibiotics and the Vreation of Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistant Diseases

- Prophylactic antibiotics are “using antibiotics to guard against or prevent the spread or occurrence of disease or infection.” This is a paradoxical façade presented to us by the majority of the medical world, the cattle and animal agriculture industry, and the fortune 500 companies (Prophylaxis). Prophylactic antibiotics kill tens of thousands of people every year; approximately 23,000 people from last year alone had prophylactic antibiotic related deaths, and are suspected to significantly help the progression of superbugs (Threat Report 2013)....   [tags: Nursing Research Papers]

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The Emergence of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

- Human civilizations have existed for thousands of years but with the existence of these civilizations diseases were right there with them. Even before great civilizations emerged, such as the Greeks and Romans, diseases have been around preying on animals and villages. When a civilization emerges it means that people have come together and built a society. These societies allow for diseases to spread easily because of unsanitary conditions and people being in close contact with each other on a normal basis....   [tags: diseases, bacteria, antibiotics, mutations]

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Organisms: Radiation-Resistant Extremophiles and Their Potential in Biotechnology

- Introduction Most organisms on earth are able to live in their habitat under certain conditions. Others are able to live under very extreme conditions like extreme temperatures, pH, salinity, pressure and radiation just to name a few. These organisms are called extremophiles and they are polyphyletic. According to (Singh et al. 2011), microorganisms, but specifically bacteria are especially well adapted for surviving extreme conditions. Lately scientists have become very intrigued by extremophiles because of their biotechnological and commercial value to humans....   [tags: biotechnical, commercial value]

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Drug-Resistant Organisms

- Drug-Resistant Organisms (DRO’s) are bacteria and other organisms that have developed a resistance to certain drugs. In other words, a particular dug is no longer able to kill or control a specific bacteria or organism. Other terms used to describe this situation include antibiotic resistance, antibacterial resistance and antimicrobial resistance. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 2003) Sixty-six percent of patients with acute sinusitis grow at least 1 pathogenic bacterial species on sinus aspirates, while 26-30% percent of patients have multiple predominant bacterial species....   [tags: Medical Conditions]

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Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

- Physiology In order to successfully understand TB, its physiology must be understood. TB is brought on by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, “a strain with limited genetic diversity and no significant animal or environmental reservoir,” (Cook, et al., 2009, p. 41). Even without a known site where the bacteria are most prevalent, the bacteria can still be dangerous in small numbers as the bacteria are distinctly adept at and avoiding the immune systems of its host (p. 41). “M. tuberculosis is also able to adapt to very different intracellular environments including: phagosomes in macrophages and dendritic cells, granulomas and even fat cells,” (p....   [tags: health, medical analysis, treatment]

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What Superbugs are and How to Deal with Them

- When people use antibiotics wrong, a drug resistant microorganism is formed. This drug resistant bacteria is known as a superbug. Many people do not know what superbugs are or how powerful they are, they also do not know how many different kinds of superbugs there are, like Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), Klebsiella Pneumonia(KPC), Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci(VRE), and Norovirus, but there have been wonder drugs created to treat sicknesses; but the outcome of antibiotics vary greatly, people could use home remedies as an alternative to taking medicine especially since it is sometimes hard to decide if it is a bacteria or virus that is attacking a person’s body....   [tags: antibiotics, drug resistant, superbug]

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Persistent Resistant Germs

- Persistent Resistant Germs "At the dawn of a new millennium, humanity is faced with another crisis. Formerly curable diseases... are now arrayed in the increasingly impenetrable armour of antimicrobial resistance." Director General of World Health Organization1 The statement above was made in a report on infectious diseases in 2002. It seems these days that people everywhere are getting sick and are even dying due to infectious diseases; many of which used to be easily cured by antibiotics....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Human Pathogengs from Keha and Shinta Rivers

- DISCUSSION In this study E. coli, E. aerogenes, P. aeruginosa, S. aureus and S. pyogenes were isolated and identified from Keha and Shinta rivers. The isolation of these human pathogens in these rivers water is a source of fear, since the water is consumed by the surrounding society. The consumption of such contaminated materials may facilitate widespread infections and can ultimately lead to the outbreak of epidemics. The effluent of river water, which is discharged into nearby water bodies contaminates streams, food crops on the farm and inadvertently reaches man (Khan and Malik, 2001)....   [tags: epidemic, resistant, environment]

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Relationship between Genetic Suceptibility, Obesity, and the Development of Type 2 Diabetes

- ... The combination of inherited susceptibility with ecological factors can generate a positive energy balance, which produces an excessive amount of adipose tissues; containing accumulated fats that influence the development of type 2 diabetes (Ji and Friedman, 2007). Genetically, research shows that Type 2 diabetes mostly occur in family with genealogy of the disease and often connotes children have 40% probability of developing Type 2 diabetes if their parent is a carrier (Park, 2011). Multifactorial disease such as Type 2 diabetes; Candidate gene association study (CGAS) and Genome wide association study (GWAS) are methods used to identify genes associated with specified disease and the...   [tags: insulin resistant and defficiency in bloodstream]

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Super Bacteria a Dangerous Killer

- “Maddy Reimer was just seven weeks old when she lost her battle with MRSA. She and her twin, Luke were born five years ago to parents Beth and Ken Reimer in suburban Chicago. Beth was especially happy to finally have a daughter and it certainly was “Pink World” in their house. Maddy and Luke were premies and spent some time in the neonatal intensive care unit before sent home. One morning Beth Reimer went into the nursery to get Maddy up and she was blue and had trouble breathing, Beth had taken her to her GP the day before and the doctor said she had a cold....   [tags: Antibiotic Resistant, Modern Issues]

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Antimicrobial Resistance, Resistant Nosocomial Pathogens and Molecular Diagnosis of Emerging Infectious Diseases

- Microorganisms form part of our normal flora, however they can become pathogens where their main role is to survive and multiply, often at the expense of the host. Pathogens cause infectious diseases depending on their virulence; this was first realised when Louis Pasteur discovered microbes contaminated wine, causing it to go sour. He wondered how microbes affected humans; however it was Robert Koch that linked the contamination of microbes to the cause of infectious diseases. Between them they discovered and identified many of the microbes that caused diseases....   [tags: biology, microorganisms, pathogens]

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Efforts to Increase the Food Supply Through Herbicide Resistant Plants

- ... Herbicide functions to prevent soil erosion and water loss as it reduces the need for cultivation (Chemical control, 2012). Ploughing activity can be reduced, hence saving labour and fuel costs. Furthermore, genetically modified technology allows farmers to use broad–spectrum herbicides against weeds (Brookes & Barfoot, 2011; Uzogara, 2000). Moreover, Brookes and Barfoot (2011) mentioned that this herbicide–tolerant technology which produces cleaner crops also assists in reducing harvesting time and cost, at the same time increases the harvest quality....   [tags: crops, ecosystem, risk]

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Earthquake Loads & Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings

- Earthquake Loads & Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings 1. 1 2. Summary 2 3. Earthquake Design - A Conceptual Review 2 4. Earthquake Resisting Performance Expectations 3 5. Key Material Parameters for Effective Earthquake Resistant Design 3 6. Earthquake Design Level Ground Motion 4 6.1. Elastic Response Spectra 4 6.2. Relative Seismicity 5 6.3. Soil amplification 6 7. Derivation of Ductile Design Response Spectra 7 8. Analysis and Earthquake Resistant Design Principles 8 8.1....   [tags: essays research papers]

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ABO Blood System and Malarial Infections

- Malarial infections are an ongoing epidemic that millions contract globally. According to the recently published World Malaria Report by the World Health Organization (2013), during the year 2012, the number of known cases totaled 207 million with about 627,000 deaths. This number, fortunately, is decreasing over the years due to numerous interventions and education in endemic regions. The life cycle of the Plasmodium parasites has been understood for years; however, recent studies have shown that some individuals are more susceptible to infections while others are more resistant....   [tags: drug resistant, antigens, anopheles mosquito]

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Antibacterial Soap Causes Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

-      The next time you are in your kitchen, look at the area where you prepare food.  Do you wonder how many disease-causing bacteria could be living there?  There most certainly are some.  But don't let that image drive you to throw down this magazine and run for the antibacterial cleanser under the sink.  Right now it is pretty tough for those bacteria to make it into your body and begin wreaking havoc, because there just aren't enough of them right there in your kitchen.  But TV commercials for antibacterial cleansers would have you believe otherwise.  Those cheery soccer moms want you to be so afraid of the bacteria living in your kitchen that you make sure to buy their product-the one...   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]

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Staphylococcus aureas versus Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureas

- From Staphylococcus aureus to MRSA Abstract I investigated the difference between Staphylococcus aureas and its super bacteria form of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas. I used books, websites, and scholarly projects to understand the topic at a molecular level. After researching penicillin, Staphylococcus aureas, and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas, I found that both the drug and the bacteria use enzymes as their defense and attack mechanism. Penicillin uses a ß-lactam ring as a substrate to clog the active site of transpeptidase, and in defense, the bacteria uses ß-lactamase to break down the ß-lactam ring....   [tags: Biology Bacteria Comparison Essays]

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Why a Resistant strand of Group A Streptococcus is Causing Problems in Children and Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics

- Why a Resistant strand of Group A Streptococcus is Causing Problems in Children and Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics Abstract: Streptococcus is a bacteria that has been evolving through the recent centuries. A new form of these bacteria from group A streptococcus is becoming resistant and creating a whole new kind of this disease. The new form of this disease is twenty seven percent resistant to the antibiotic and is causing pneumonia meningitis in children. The new cures being created to fight against these bacteria are great except for that the new vaccine has no effect on children....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical]

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The Hastelloys Family

- Hayne’s International has several Heat Resistant Alloys; however most of these are not part of the Hastelloy® family. There are only three Hastelloy®-Family Alloys that are considered to be heat resistant, but we know by this point that the Corrosion Resistant Hastelloys® can withstand relatively high temperatures regardless of not being specialised. These three Hastelloys® are: Hastelloy® S – which has amazing thermal stability; Hastelloy® W – which is greatly used in welding; and Hastelloy® X – which is strong and resistant to oxidation, making it useful for aircraft applications....   [tags: Hayne's International, Heart Resistant Alloys]

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Why Dieses-Causing Bacteria are Resistant to Antibiotics and what can the Medical Profession do About This

- What is resistance. Resistance is the ability to not be affected or damaged by a certain thing. It is known for the bacterial resistance to antibiotics in the medical fields. What are bacteria. Bacteria are singled cell micro-organisms. Many of them are not harmful, some are beneficial to us but there are also dieses-causing bacteria. They are found all over the human body, inside and out. They are not found in the blood and the spinal fluid. Infections are usually seen by the symptoms that the patient produces from the dieses-causing bacteria....   [tags: bacterial resistance, antibiotics, infections]

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Why Disease-Causing Bacteria Are Resistant to Antibiotics and What the Medical Profession in South Africa is Doing About It

- ... If the course of antibiotics is stopped before all the bacteria have been killed, the stronger bacteria will keep going and even change their form and start to develop a resistance to the antibiotic. So many people I know stop taking the antibiotic as soon as they start feeling better. As they feel better they think they no longer need medicine. Also, as they don’t like the potential side-effects of taking too many antibiotics they feel it is better to stop taking them as soon as they start feeling better....   [tags: overuse, wrong antibiotic use]

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In Vivo Quantitative Phosphoproteomic Profiling Identifies Novel Regulators of Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Growth

- LNCaP xenografts mimic many of the features of human prostate tumors making them a valuable model to study the mechanism of progression to CRPCa (12, 18). In order to obtain an overview of these mechanisms LNCaP xenografts were grown orthotopically in intact and castrated mice. The analysis of tumor growth show that castration resistant LNCaP tumors (CR-LNCaP) proliferate at a higher rate than androgen sensitive tumors (HS-LNCaP) at the time of harvest, 60 days after surgical orthotopic implantation (Figure 1A, B)....   [tags: oncology, diagnosis, treatment]

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Antimicrobial and Other Therapeutic Properties of Spices

- Spices are natural compounds derived from different parts of a plant which are commonly used as flavoring, aroma and preservatives. The essential oil content and oleoresins present in the spices have given them the flavoring and aroma. In addition, the essential oil can also act as a natural preservative in foods (Ceylan and Fung, 2004). Other than flavoring, aroma and preservatives, spices have many therapeutic properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, chemopreventive and antifungal. The antimicrobial properties of spices have led to the development of plant-origin antibiotics so as to overcome the antibiotic resistant problems....   [tags: plants, antibiotic resistants]

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Experimentally Induced Resistance to Nalidixic Acid in Bacillus subtillis does not Result in Resist

- Experimentally Induced Resistance to Nalidixic Acid in Bacillus subtillis does not Result in Resistance to other Antibiotics Introduction: In the environment, bacteria frequently encounter various antibiotics and through various mechanisms, evolve to become resistant to these antibiotics. Some of these mechanisms sometimes involve beneficial mutations in a bacterium that allow it survive antibiotics but more frequently involve a transfer of genes from other bacteria, even bacteria of different species....   [tags: Science Research Biology Essays]

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Parasites and Horses

- Parasites have been a major problem in horses for years. It is generally agreed upon that they should be treated against and removed, but there is a growing debate on how this should be done. While some feel preventive treatment is better, others prefer the reservation of medication for infected horses. This debate stems from recent proof that parasites are becoming resistant to the medications used to treat them. While this issue may seem unimportant to many people, it is prevalent not only in equine parasites, but with other animals and even human medications....   [tags: Major Problem, Preventive Treatment, Horses]

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Earthquake Resistance Techniques

- Earthquake Resistance Techniques Outline I. Introduction A. There are three common earthquake resistant building structure techniques 1. Base Isolation 2. Energy Dissipation devices 3. Active Control Devices B. Out of the three is base isolation technique the best for earthquake resistant buildings. 1. Rolling pads that move 2. The ground will shake, building will stay in place Thesis statement: Base Isolation is the best technique Than othersfor earthquake resistant buildings.For the efficient,and The cost Body: *Active Control devices its control the extra energy of the earhquakes 1....   [tags: civil engineering, vibration control]

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Antibiotics Combat Infectious Bacteria

- Introduction: Antibiotics have the ability to kill or hinder the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics contain compounds that are naturally produced by organisms to combat diseases caused by microbes. Discovery of penicillin by Sir Alexander Fleming became the first stepping stone of many new antibiotics of today’s modern medicine. Antibiotics typically invade the very components that make up bacteria, such as cell walls and metabolic pathways (Sato et al., 2014). However, frequent mutations of bacteria cause today’s strains to become more resistant....   [tags: penicillin, incubation, mutations]

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It's Time to go Anti-Antibiotics

- Antibiotics. They are one of the greatest medical advancements in history. They are the savior of those suffering from pneumonia, tuberculosis, enteritis, and much more. There is no mistaking that these drugs are necessary to treat many diseases; however, it seems as though every person who walks into a doctor’s office comes out carrying a little slip of paper with a prescription on it, and this is where the problem lies. Antibiotic abuse leads to patients feeling worse than they did originally, bacteria becoming more resistant, and increased costs....   [tags: medical advance, drug prescriptions]

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It is Time to go Anti-Antibiotics

- Antibiotics are one of the greatest advancements in medical history; the saviour of those suffering from everything from the bubonic plague, to sexually transmitted infections. It is clear that these drugs are necessary to treat many diseases…but the common cold. Antibiotic misuse leads to patients being put ask risk for future health problems, bacteria becoming resilient to these lifesavers, and the government having to deal with increased costs. Antibiotics may be the cure for many illnesses, but needless prescriptions do more harm than good for individuals....   [tags: side effects, harm]

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Antimicrobial Drug Resistance

- Introduction Antimicrobial drug resistance (AMDR) is a clinical phenomena, it means that the ability of specific microorganism to acquire resistance property against certain antibiotic which it was susceptible before (Meyers, 1987; Russell, 1997). AMDR process is the natural consequence of pathogen adaptation to antimicrobials used in medicine, animal food, agriculture and household activities (Gould & Meer 2005, p. 617). Antibiotic medication history is successful in human health. Antibiotic are using to killing the bacteria which can be cause illness and diseases....   [tags: microorganism, antibiotic, clinical phenomena]

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The Debate Over Whether or Not Genetically Engineered Plants Should be Permitted in Australia?

- Introduction: Genetic engineering is a process that allows scientists to change the DNA of a plant to make them more beneficial. This can be done by making the plant survive frost, have increased vitamins or making them resistant to diseases and herbicides (9). These are a few examples of how plants can be modified to be more beneficial. The first genetically engineered plant was tobacco which created in 1986 (2).The most recent trial was in 2007 which studied genetically engineered wheat with a gene that helps it to grow in drought affected areas (11)....   [tags: australian studies, agriculture]

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Evolution of Microbial Resistance

- ... Other factors which have contributed towards resistance include incorrect diagnosis from doctors, leading to unnecessary prescriptions, improper use of antibiotics by patients, ant the use of antibiotics as a food additive for growth promotion in livestock. Recent research has demonstrated that bacterial protein LexA could be key in the acquisition of bacterial mutations. Microorganisms are able to protect themselves against antimicrobials in a few different ways. Many contain genes that encode proteins to neutralize effects of antimicrobials and stop attacks on the cell....   [tags: microorganisms and medicine, antibiotics]

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The Effects of Citrus Canker and Citrus Greening on the Florida Citrus Industry

- For citrus growers in Florida, the future is uncertain. Two bacterial diseases, named citrus canker and citrus greening disease, have devastated countless acres of trees across the state. For an industry that “generates about $8.9 billion a year,” this is no small issue (“Citrus Greening”). The Florida Citrus Grower’s Association would like to import a landrace of orange discovered in China that is resistant to citrus greening disease and test it in Florida to discover its effects on both citrus canker and greening....   [tags: Florida Citrus Industry]

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GMOs, Antibiotics, and Growth Hormones in Animals and Their Effects on Humans

- GMOs, Antibiotics, and Growth Hormones in Animals and Its Effects on Humans In 1936, scientists discovered the use of antibiotics for treatment of human diseases; people couldn’t stop talking about it. Before antibiotics, if a family member had an incurable disease like tonsillitis, scarlet fever, or cholera, the only hope they had would be to consult a priest to pray for their loved ones and to hope their god would do the rest (Morton 22). After the discovery, the infectious diseases that frightened everyone were then curable and manageable....   [tags: diseases, resistance, labels]

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Confirmation of Bacterial Transformation and DNA as the Inducing Material

- Confirmation of Bacterial Transformation and DNA as the Inducing Material   Confirmation of Transformation and DNA as the Inducing Material Introduction The experiments in this report are a recreation the famous Griffith and Avery experiments which discovered the transformation process that bacteria can undertake and that DNA is the genetic material, respectively (Griffth, 1928. Avery 1944). Bacteria can incorporate foreign DNA found in their medium into their genomes in a process known as transformation....   [tags: genetic studies and experiments]

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Selective Breeding versus Transgenesis

- ... The irish potato famine in the 1800s is a perfect example of this. The irish attempted to solve their problem of feeding a population by planting the “lumper” potatoes. However the farmers didn’t want to risk introducing new traits into the potato population and stuck with their trusty “lumper” potatoes. To achieve this they propagated the potatoes causing all of them to be clones of each other and therefore genetically identical. The genetically identical potatoes were all affected by the same disease Phytophthora infestans, which was a rot that caused all the non-resistant potatoes to turn to an inedible slime....   [tags: human manipulation, biological implications]

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Treatments to Combat Cancer

- ... • All the cells whether normal or cancerous exhibit a degree of intrinsic resistance to the compounds they normally encounter. • In mammalian cells the rate of division of the cells is also an important in the case of intrinsic cancer drug resistance. • It is the fact that the chemotherapeutic agents are more effective to rapidly dividing cancerous cells which are of proliferative malignancies. • Mostly the solid tumors are resistant to drugs which could explain that most of cells are in the Gₒ resting state....   [tags: chemotherapeutic drugs, resistance, metabolic]

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The Antibiotic Paradox by Dr. Stuart Levy

- ... In terms of gonorrhea, “infections resistant to penicillin and tetracycline became so widespread that the CDC recommended newly developed antibiotics like ciproflaxin for treatment, and now reports of infections resistant continue to emerge” (3). More recently, “several strains of Staphylococcus aureus, which causes the staph infections prevalent in hospitals, are now resistant to vancomycin, one of the most powerful antibiotics available” (3). According to the website of the National Institute of Allergy and Disease, between five to ten percent of hospital patients develop infection....   [tags: safety, nature, bacteria, virus]

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The CDC's Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance

- ... Patient this day and age are often prescribed pills for every condition. Patients come into doctors’ offices demanding antibiotics and healthcare providers are filling these orders. This in turn contributed to this growing chain of antimicrobial resistance. Provides detailed description on how health care providers, patients and industries contribute to the development of drug resistant “bugs” The hospital setting is where most antimicrobial resistance bugs are produced. According to Sefton the hospital setting, especially in ICUs, Gram-negative rods such as Klebsiella spp., Pseudomonas spp....   [tags: healthcare, bacteria, disease]

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Drug Resistance Rising Among Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Cases

- Drug Resistance Rising Among Mycobacterium tuberculosis Cases Abstract Drug resistance has been increasing among patients infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Previous miracle drugs that were used in the 1950s have now been proven useless in many cases simply because the bacteria are not susceptible to antibiotics such as isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, etc. when they are taken. This pathogen is easily transmitted through air and has the capability of attacking the respiratory system and creating fatal consequences if not treated properly....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease TB]

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Genetic Engineering: Genetically Modified Food

- Changing the genetic traits of plants or animals to make them better has been done for many years, and there are many ways to do this. Genetic modification is one way that we modify our food to make them better and more productive which is very different from natural way of producing something better. GMOs make up a large percentage of our global food supply and have become very important since they were first developed. The process of genetic modification began after people started to understand how traits are passed down from one generation to another....   [tags: plants, animals, food, genes]

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What´s Insecticide Resistance

- Insecticide resistance is defined as a genetically-based decrease in susceptibility of an insect population over time, in response to long-term exposure to an insecticide. There is a shift in the genetics of a population that allows individuals within a previously susceptible population to survive. Resistant populations inherit traits that reduce their susceptibility to individual insecticide. In other words, pests develop a resistance to a chemical through natural selection: the most resistant organisms are the ones to survive and pass on their genetic traits to their offspring (Miller, 2004).Resistance develops in all agricultural insects and they resistant individuals are initially quite...   [tags: susceptibility, insect population]

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Antibiotics: Saviors Turned Deadly

- 133 million courses of antibiotics are prescribed to non-hospitalized patients over the course of a year; about fifty percent of these are unnecessary. Antibiotics are considered a “wonder drug” because they make once fatal maladies simple inconveniences. However, the regardless manner in which doctors prescribe antibiotics is resulting in both long term and short term consequences that affect the entire human population. To correct these mistakes, doctors must understand that prescribing antibiotics without caution can create serious, widespread issues....   [tags: Human Health, Medicine]

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Cancer’s Boundless Limits Towards Evolution

- In today’s quickly growing medical field there seems to be no obstacle that science has yet to overcome. In visits to doctors or hospitals, we explain our symptoms and sure enough a few minutes later we walk out with a prescription in hand. Yet recently the battle against cancer has grown more difficult because ways to treat and cure patients has significantly narrowed. Cancer has become the greatest medical mystery due to inconclusive facts about the disease that remain unresolved. Therefore treatments like chemotherapy and radiation are showing less and less results and it is becoming more evident that cancer is being driven by the selective pressure of natural selection....   [tags: Health]

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GMOs - Progressive or Perilous?

- In 2012, the global are of genetically modified crops continued to increase for the 17th year in a row at a rate of 6% (25 million acres). The area of genetically modified crops, or biotech crops, has increased almost 100-fold since commercialization in 1996, making biotech crops the fastest adopted crop technology in the history of modern agriculture (“ISAAA”). The biotech boom has changed the way that producers grow their crops, for better or for worse. The explosion of genetically modified crops and foods has stirred a debate whether they are a harmful liability to the environment and to society or they are a beneficial, new technology that can help provide food to the rapidly increasing...   [tags: genetic engineering and food]

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How Useful are Your Antibiotics?

- The modern antibiotic era, in which the medical field currently resides, has been a life changing time for the world’s population; creating an invisible guard for humanity against microbial assailants. Less than a century ago, 1928 to be exact, many of society’s everyday cures were non-existent and simple infections could kill. Then Alexander Fleming’s discovery of Penicillin and the refinement of it by Ernst Chain and Howard Florey in 1939 changed medicine and the “golden age of antibiotics” was born (Todor)....   [tags: modern antibiotics, microbial assailants]

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Seasonal Colds and the Flu: Epidemic or Exaggeration?

- Seasonal colds and the flu are something that many are familiar with. They have symptoms ranging from common things like a sore throat and running nose, to body aches and just generally feeling ill. However, for Carlos Don, an athletic 12 year old, the common symptoms were a precursor to a severe bacterial infection by the name of MRSA. What his parents assumed was a normal seasonal illness turned out to be a devastating and ultimately fatal infection (Clemmitt 1). MRSA is a strain of the staph bacterium that has grown resistant to the usual treatment of methicillin, which gave the disease its name Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus....   [tags: sore throat, bacterial infection, illness, MRSA]

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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms

- “China has rejected 545,000 tons of U.S. corn imports after an unapproved genetically modified strain (MIR162) was discovered among the crops, -hinting at a growing problem (Tiezzi).” Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are becoming more incorporated with our crops every day. Although some may only see the benefits of being able to produce an insect-resistance/herbicide-resistant crop, the big corporations, others can see the long term effects that GMOs present. GMOs should be eradicated and no longer be able to be created....   [tags: chemicals, pharmacological, crops]

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The Molecular Mechanisms of Prion Pathogenesis

- The aim of this report is to present the subject of prion proteins, their association and interaction in biological terms, paying particular attention to their molecular mechanisms. Prions are infectious agents responsible for Transmittable Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) diseases1, which are debilitating and progressive neurological diseases resulting in both behavioural dysfunction and severe brain tissue damage. These prion proteins are found in different isoforms, and the development from the healthy protein into the misfolded protein is the cause for these diseases is still very much debated....   [tags: Transmittable Spongiform Encephalopathy]

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The Monsanto Company and Genetically Modified Organisms

- The Monsanto Company is a multinational corporation that was founded as a chemical company in 1901 by John F. Queeny (“Company History”). The company has its headquarter in Missouri, United States and has multiple locations around the world in North/Central America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia/Pacific, and Africa (“Company History”). Monsanto had been known in the past for manufacturing former controversial products such as: PCBs, Agent Orange, and rBGH (Tokar 254). PCBs are chemicals used in the production of industrial lubricants, oils, coatings, and sealants that were banned in the United States due to extreme toxicity for the environment (Tokar 254)....   [tags: transgenic products, protecting health/ecosystem]

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Taking a Look at Genetically Modified Organisms

- Genetically modified organisms (also known as GMO’s), are organisms whose genetic material has been modified especially by genetic engineering (Chien). These organisms are modified in many different ways. They could have pesticides put into them for killing off bugs; they also could have chemicals that either prolong the life of the organism or make the organism able to grow at all times even when not in season (Broeders). GMO’s can be used on plants, crops, or animals. The variety of uses for GMO’s has made them known worldwide and has shown just how versatile GMO’s can be....   [tags: synthetic biology]

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Genetically Engineered Crops

- Genetically Engineered Crops Chemical and seed companies have been working the last several years to alter the genetic make-up of certain crops to combat heavy pressure from insects and weeds. Through genetic manipulation plant breeders have been able to make certain crops resistant to different types of chemicals and insects. Breeders can alter the crops by adding to a specific plant one or more genes from other related crops with a known resistance to an insect or herbicide The use of genetically engineered crops has become a hotly debated topic over the last couple of years....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods]

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The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance

- ANTIBIOTIC Antibiotics are a term refers to substances produced by microorganisms that can harm and inhibit or destroy other microorganisms, specifically bacteria (15). Antibiotics can be produced naturally or unnaturally via pharmaceutical industries using large-scale processes of fermentation. The antibiotics discovery has been of great significance due to in many clinical settings the antibiotics generally are the best way to destroy bacteria which cause infections in humans and animals. In 1910, The Salvarsan use in the treatment of syphilis was the first application of antibiotics (15)....   [tags: bacteria, pathogens, environment]

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Taking a Lok at Nosocomial Infections

- Patients in hospitals or in patient care faculties are unaware of the harmful agents they are exposed to when entering those environments. One harmful agent that can be obtained is a nosocomial infection. There are different types of nosocomial infections and numerous ways of acquiring them. Nosocomial infections are also known as hospital acquired infection (HAI). These infections are seriously life threatening but can be prevented. Nosocomial diseases are among some of the most common and costly medical problems today....   [tags: hospital acquired infections]

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Staphylosoccus Aureus Infection

- Staphylococcus aureus is a gram- positive bacteria that can be found in the normal flora of the human skin. About 25-30% of adults will be asymptomatic carriers of S. aureus. It can also be found on the inner lining of the nose flora. The bacteria that make up a normal flora are not particularly harmful to a human and tend to help the body in some ways. Now, S. aureus on its own can be the causative agent for a variety of diseases in humans. These infections can range from mild to severe, even potentially life threatening depending on the severity of the infection, the strand and how antibiotics play a role....   [tags: disease, bacteria, kill, contagious, skin]

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