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Study Discovers 6,000-Plus Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Gut Bacteria

A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that inhabit the human gut. The human gut is home to trillions of microorganisms, mainly bacteria. Most of these are sensitive to antibiotics, but a significant number of bacteria in the human gut have ...

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Increased mortality in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Gastroenterology reports. It is therefore important that patients who are diagnosed as children are carefully monitored, argue the researchers behind the study. The researchers identified patients with inflammatory bowel ...

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Solaire Medical Announces Acquisition of InnerSpace® from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Solaire Medical is pleased to announce the acquisition of InnerSpace from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., effective September 28, 2018. The acquisition generated a redesigned line of medical storage products branded as InnerSpace by Solaire Medical. “Stanley InnerSpace is a long-established business with a strong brand presence,” said Solaire Medical President Ben Barber. “Combining the brand recognition of InnerSpace with ...

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CDC investigation notice: Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products

The CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is monitoring the outbreak. For full text of the notice, click here. SOURCE: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

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Radiation therapy advances extend, improve lives of patients with anal cancer, studies find

Two recent studies find advances in radiation therapy are helping to prolong or improve the lives of people with anal cancer, including those whose cancer has advanced to stage IV. Both studies were published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics (Red Journal), the flagship scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). One ...

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