Antibiotics Blog Posts

MICs for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria against common biocides

A new research paper of interest has been published - Determination of minimum inhibitory concentrations of common biocides to multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteriaThe abstract is:Background: Until now, very few studies have investigated the sus...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 5, 2016

Engineering against antibiotic resistance with antimicrobial copper

In the WHO’s Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), backed by the UN, the prevention of infection is one of five strategies to tackle the global rise of AMR.News from Controlled EnvironmentsPathogenic bacteria can survive on standard...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 1, 2016

KAPL Recruitment 2016 for Regional Sales Manager Post

Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Limited (KAPL) has published advertisement for the post of Regional Sales Manager on Temporary Basic. Interested and eligible candidates can apply before within 15 days from the date of this advertisement.
by SarkariPost.in on Aug 30, 2016

Antibiotic-induced perturbations in gut microbial diversity influences neuro-inflammation and amyloidosis in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease : Scientific Reports

Severe amyloidosis and plaque-localized neuro-inflammation are key pathological features of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In addition to astrocyte and microglial reactivity, emerging evidence suggests a role of gut microbiota in regulating innate immun...
by PolygenicBlog on Aug 2, 2016

On Penicillin

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928. It is said he noticed some blue-green penicillium mould on an uncovered petri dish at his hospital laboratory, and that thismould had inhibited bacterial growth arou...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 31, 2016

Development of a new antibioticsacific

Researchers have discovered a molecular structure that could aid the design of broad-spectrum antibiotics targeting an enzyme essential to every known strain of bacteria. They've mapped the structure of that enzyme, called MraY, as it is bound to the...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jun 2, 2016

Antibiotic resistance training slides

The U.S.  is doing a better job of preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but more work is needed – especially in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s latest Vital Signs re...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Apr 28, 2016

Bacteriophages offer an Antimicrobial Solution

One potential area for antimicrobial therapy, which takes a different direction to the search for new compounds, is with bacteriophages: viruses that have the ability to infect and fight harmful bacteria.In relation to this, Tim Sandle has written a...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Apr 4, 2016

Searching for Antimicrobials in the Unlikeliest of Places

The biggest challenge facing the world’s population is the shortage of antimicrobial compounds. This has arisen due to the overprescribing of antibiotics and other antimicrobials; as a consequence of bacterial resistance, arising from evolutionary...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Mar 20, 2016

Explaining antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria in our bodies adapt and find ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic medicine. When this happens, antibiotics lose their effectiveness and no longer work in fighting off infection caused by the...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Mar 11, 2016

Antibiotic Resistance and You

Public Health England wants to hear from members of the public about their views on antibiotic resistance. This public event is taking place in London on 24th February at the UCL John Hunbury Theatre, Russel Square, London. This free to attend event...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jan 27, 2016

Antimicrobial resistance resources

Public health professionals have been given access to new resources aimed at reducing the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics.The second edition of Public Health England's Health Matters resource sets out how healthcare professionals can deal with...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jan 17, 2016

Health 1000 formats modified to adjust the dose antibiotics to treatment duration

Antibiotic awareness news from Spain:A thousand forms of drugs have changed since 2012 in Spain to adjust the dose to the patient needs treatment. It is one of the actions taken by this government to rationalize the use of antibiotics in the country,...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Dec 17, 2015

ESPAUR report reveals continued rise in antibiotic resistant infections

A new report from Public Health England (PHE) shows that overall antibiotic resistant infections increased through 2014. Rates of bloodstream infections caused by Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae increased by 15.6% and 20.8% respectively, f...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Nov 16, 2015

Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.: Professional Service Representatives Last Date: Sep 10, 2015

Applications are invited for filling up the following posts. Professional Service Representatives: 15 Posts Qualification: Graduate in Commerce/ Arts/ Science/ Pharmacy. Preference will be given ... Jobs Alerts in India is the leading job alert m...
by Jobs Alerts in India on Aug 31, 2015

EMA consults on antibiotics and farm animals

The European Medicines Agency is currently running an important public consultation on how best to assess the risks of antimicrobial resistance passing from food animals to human. The consultation is open until 31st August.Draft guidelines have been...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Aug 28, 2015

KAPL MT Question Paper with Answer Key 2015 – Cutoff

KAPL MT paper solution 2015,  Management Trainee solution sheet, KAPL  Management Trainee expected Cutoff, KAPL Management Trainee exam The Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceutical Ltd has successfully carried out the written exam for recrui...
by Answer key N Cutoff Marks on Aug 20, 2015

FDA’s Stephen Ostroff on antibiotic stewardship

FDA acting commissioner Stephen Ostroff has “emphasized the critical importance of fighting anti-microbial resistance by encouraging the development of new antibiotics and diagnostics, combating false and substandard medicines, and discouraging ina...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Aug 2, 2015

The state of antibiotic resistance

An interesting article has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article addresses the global problem of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic-resistant microbes infect more than 2 million Americans every year and kill more than 100,...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 21, 2015

The hunt for new antibiotics and antimicrobial alternatives

The search for new antibiotics is a matter of global importance. The world is facing a shortfall in antibiotics. This is due to the accelerating rate of antibiotic resistance among certain pathogenic bacteria. Many of these pathogens pose a partic...
by Pharmaceutical Microbiology on Jul 17, 2015
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