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News tag: antibiotic resistant bacteria


Pollution with antibiotics of waterways results in superbugs

17 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The pollution of the environment extends to affecting all forms of life, even in low concentrations. Compounds that disrupt the endocrine system interfere mostly with hormones, but recent research raised concerns about pollution with antibiotics. As much as 80% of antibiotic doses pass through the body, with most of the…

Antibiotic resistant bacteria get stronger in environment having antibiotics residue, heavy metals

8 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
An environment rich in antibiotic residues and heavy metals such as arsenic, silver, and copper builds up bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics, a new study published in mBio shows. Scientists explain that bacteria can exchange plasmids, fragments of DNA, to increase their resistance to antibiotics even in a low concentration of…