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image: Gene Jumped to All Three Domains of Life

Gene Jumped to All Three Domains of Life

By | December 1, 2014

By horizontal gene transfer, an antibacterial gene family has dispersed to a plant, an insect, several fungi, and an archaeon.

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Virtual Reaction

By | October 20, 2014

A computer simulation could predict antibiotic resistance.

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image: Report: Sales for Antibiotics on Farms Rose

Report: Sales for Antibiotics on Farms Rose

By | October 6, 2014

Amid concerns that the use of antibiotics may contribute to drug resistance, sales for use in livestock rose in recent years.

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image: Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity

Antibiotics Linked to Childhood Obesity

By | October 1, 2014

Taking multiple courses of common antibiotics before the age of 2 may increase a child’s risk of obesity.

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image: President Vows to Protect Antibiotics

President Vows to Protect Antibiotics

By | September 19, 2014

A new national strategy to combat antibiotic resistance aims to improve diagnostic testing, disease surveillance, and the prevention of inappropriate antibiotic use.

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Small Molecule Superstore

By | September 15, 2014

An analysis of bacterial sequences from the Human Microbiome Project has uncovered thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters.

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image: Antibiotics, Immunity, and Obesity

Antibiotics, Immunity, and Obesity

By | August 14, 2014

Low doses of antibiotics early in life lead to adult obesity in mice, a study shows.

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A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.

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image: Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers

Gut’s Earliest Bacterial Colonizers

By | August 11, 2014

The pace at which bacterial groups take root in the gastrointestinal tracts of premature infants is more tied to developmental age than time since birth.

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image: Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance

Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance

By | June 25, 2014

E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.

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