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The failure of a condition to respond or remit following treatment. (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease.

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Xenobiotic Agents for Biofilm Prevention and Treatment

... system. However, current treatment protocols fail to take into account all 3 well-known factors, listed above, that are involved in the inherent resistance to antimicrobials of bacteria within biofilms. Therefore, our goal is to develop a novel therapeutic agent that incorporates plans for combatting ...

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by bioCassie
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Xenobiotic Agents for Biofilm Prevention and Treatment
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Re: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.

... photoautotroph and the others), biofilms, microbioal ecology, mechanisms of gene flow between different organisms, CRISPR-mediated viral resistance. Getting through those in any depth will take years. Here's an easier task: read a microbio book that you can grasp without all the chemistry ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Microbiologist, looking for a place to start.
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: antibiotic overuse ???

... resistant to the antibiotic used will overgrow easier when you kill the surrounding bacteria. It is overuse of antibiotics that triggers bacteria resistance, not underuse. The same thing happens with flu vaccines. They need to produce new flu vaccines each year because new flu virus strains appear ...

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by boron
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: antibiotic overuse ???
Replies: 3
Views: 4165

staphylococcus aureus and biofilm formation

... or other mechanism against antibiotic. I think normal microflora of gut form biofilm. Biofilm formation isn't a sole factor to confer antibiotic resistance.

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by josem
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: staphylococcus aureus and biofilm formation
Replies: 3
Views: 5716

Please check my answers.

... For number 3, A assumes that changes in nature are always slow, which they're not. Right now bats are being selected in North America for resistance to white-nose syndrome, a change that may occur over one or two generations - was Burbank faster? I suspect that the desired answer is D ...

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by Darby
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Please check my answers.
Replies: 1
Views: 4190
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