Researchers find new way to beat antibiotic-resistant infections

January 2, 2015 by  
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Researchers have discovered a way to test bacteria for drug resistance more rapidly. It’s a potentially life-saving method that will enable doctors to find and attack bacterial infections quickly, instead of waiting for a day or more to find out to which drugs a patient might be resistant. More than 2 million people develop drug-resistant infections every year, according to Scientific American,  and 23,000 people die from those infections, due in part to an inability to diagnose and treat the infections quickly and effectively. The current method for testing bacteria for resistance is to “take a sample from the wound, blood, or urine” and expose it to a variety of drugs. It typically takes 16 to 20 hours to grow the bacteria and test it. Read the rest of Researchers find new way to beat antibiotic-resistant infections Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antibiotic resistance , antibiotics , bacteria , bacteria diagnostic test , bacteria illness , bacteria resistance , CDC , Korean diagnostic test , seoul national university , single cell , single cell bacteria test , sunghoon kwon , superbugs , Tufts University

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Menis Architects’ Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower wrapped in vegetation

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Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some markets

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While renewable energy has been getting more affordable for residential installations, that has not always been the case on a commercial scale. For years, the solar and wind industries were unable to produce and convert their power at a cost equal to coal and natural gas , according to the New York Times. Fortunately, the cost of providing renewably-generated electricity to consumers has dropped drastically over the last five years and now, in some markets, it is cheaper than coal or natural gas. Still, cost hasn’t been the only obstacle for renewable energy, but that could be changing. Read the rest of Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some markets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , alternative energy , cost of fossil fuel energy , cost of renewable energy , green energy , hydroelectric , new england renewable energy , renewable energy , renewable energy cost , renewable energy vs fossil fuel , solar farms , Solar Power , solar power vs fossil fuels , Wind Farms , wind vs fossil fuels

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