An important mechanism for the spread of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is identified

The abuse of antibiotics is commonly (and rightly) associated with the development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It is a well recognized principle that underlies attempts to limit antibiotic use to only the most necessary conditions, and to eliminate the prophylactic use of antibiotics in animal...

Stress May Increase Inflammation and the Diseases Associated Therewith

Prior posts have noted that for toxic torts causation is the central focus, and that it is very difficult to prove. Prior posts have also noted that the makeup of the bacteria in one's GI tract can have a major influence on generating inflammation; a healthy diet can modify the makeup of these bacteria...

Are animal models a good analogy for humans? A recently published study of mice suggests that there may be problems

To set standards, animal models are frequently used. Such use allows researchers to investigate disease and injury states in ways which would be considered unethical to inflict on humans. For example, to determine some threshold injury or disease state, various groups of animals may be exposed to widely...