Category: antibiotic resistance
Artemisinin and the Battle for Understanding
Just today researchers published a breakthrough in diabetes treatment – an active substance from the herb Qing hao. This substance, artemisinin, became famous when it was approved as a malaria treatment by the FDA, and was also indirectly given a nobel prize in 2015, for it’s “discovery”. The WHO mandates that artemisinin cannot be…
Interesting Vaccine patent…Ebola?
http://www.google.com/patents/US3376198?dq=3,376,198 This patent is on the use of cow udders to produce vaccines – it was found in the 50’s that by introducing an antigen into the lactating udder, the milk provided antibodies. Various salmonella were tested, Herpes, Pneumococcus, Staphylococcus… “Since the mammary gland of the cow will produce specific antibody against any of the…
Zombie Endocrine disruptors!
Although chemicals like steroids used in cattle production are broken down by sunlight, it seems they regenerate at night. So all that run-off from the farm full of endocrine disruptors that everyone assumed was at least partially innocuous, isn’t. Article: Hormone-disrupting chemicals may be far more prevalent in lakes and rivers than previously thought. Environmental…
Antibiotic resistance – the US needs to take the lead
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/808814?nlid=32507_1521&src=wnl_edit_medp_wir&uac=155398EK&spon=17 We have essentially caused the massive resistance to these very useful drugs, and we are doing nothing about it.