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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bacteria Research: A new way to fight against antibiotic resistance ♦ New protein cleanup factors found to control bacterial growth ♦ Novel theoretical approach to reduce antibiotic resistance

A new way to fight against antibiotic resistance The aim of Uppsala Health Summit, this summer’s international summit about antibiotic resistance, was to make real progress in combatting this threat to public health. The conclusions have now been presented in a report which provides policy makers and medical professionals with a number of concrete recommendations.
Novel theoretical approach to reduce antibiotic resistance Researchers have developed a novel mathematical method inspired by Darwinian evolution to use current antibiotics to eliminate or reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
New protein cleanup factors found to control bacterial growth Biochemists have long known that crucial cell processes depend on a highly regulated cleanup system known as proteolysis, where specialized proteins called proteases degrade damaged or no-longer-needed proteins. They must destroy specific targets without damaging other proteins, but how this orderly destruction works is unknown in many cases. Now researchers report finding how an essential bacterial protease controls cell growth and division.
Drug-resistant E. coli continues to climb in community health settings Drug-resistant E. coli infections are on the rise in community hospitals, where more than half of US patients receive their health care..

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