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How Livestock Systems Act as a Reservoir for Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria

How Livestock Systems Act as a Reservoir for Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria

Principal coordinate analysis (PCoA) of the Jaccard distance matrix describing RAM gene assembly in humans as a function of breeder status. p beta diversity values ​​were calculated with PERMANOVA by 999 permutations. The ellipsoids represent a 95% confidence interval surrounding each group. The blue circle and dots correspond to people who raised livestock in the …

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A potential link between oral bacteria and brain abscesses – Neuroscience News

Summary: Previous research has linked oral bacteria to poor dental hygiene and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Now researchers have found a link between Streptococcus anginosus, a bacteria found in oral abscesses, and an increased risk of brain abscesses. Source: Plymouth University Bacteria known to cause oral infections may also be a contributing factor …

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Scientists just caught bacteria using a never-before-seen trick to avoid antibiotics

Scientists just caught bacteria using a never-before-seen trick to avoid antibiotics

Researchers have just caught bacteria bypassing antibiotic treatment with a novel trick. Bacteria’s troublesome knack for developing antibiotic resistance is a rapidly growing health threat. This ability has ancient origins and enables drug-resistant bacterial infections like MRSA and gonorrhea to kill 1.3 million people worldwide each year. These superbugs are even found in wild animals, …

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Harmful gut bacteria co-opt genetic susceptibility to trigger Crohn's disease

Harmful gut bacteria co-opt genetic susceptibility to trigger Crohn’s disease

Changes in a single gene open the door for harmful gut bacteria to trigger the inflammation that leads to Crohn’s disease, according to a new study led by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers. These findings could one day help doctors better select targeted treatments for patients with this immune disorder. This particular host gene, …

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Study provides new information on flea-borne bacteria with implications for cats and humans - University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Study provides new information on flea-borne bacteria with implications for cats and humans – University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Fleas are a nuisance. All pet owners, especially cat owners, know the annoyance they present. But fleas pose more of a risk than just an itchy pet. “Fleas are not just a nuisance; they actually carry disease,” says Erin Lashnits, assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary …

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Study sheds new light on link between oral bacteria and disease

Study sheds new light on link between oral bacteria and disease

Credit: public domain CC0 Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified the bacteria most commonly found in serious oral infections. Few such studies have been done before, and the team now hopes the study can provide deeper insight into the association between oral bacteria and other diseases. The study is published in Microbiological …

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