News tagged with antibiotic resistance genes

Antibiotic resistance spreading to wildlife

Researchers have found antibiotic resistance genes are spreading to bacteria of Australian wildlife, including captive sea lions and rock wallabies, and the little penguins of Sydney Harbour.

dateJul 28, 2015 in Ecology
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Phage spread antibiotic resistance

Investigators found that nearly half of the 50 chicken meat samples purchased from supermarkets, street markets, and butchers in Austria contained viruses that are capable of transferring antibiotic resistance genes from ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bacteria become 'genomic tape recorders'

MIT engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for applications such ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Battling superbugs with gene-editing system

In recent years, new strains of bacteria have emerged that resist even the most powerful antibiotics. Each year, these superbugs, including drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis and staphylococcus, infect more than 2 million ...

dateSep 21, 2014 in Biotechnology
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