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Can combining antibiotics make them more effective?


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August 10, 2018
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Summary:
Bacteria -- especially Gram-negative strains -- are becoming increasingly resistant to current antibiotic drugs, and the development of new classes of antibiotics has slowed. Faced with these challenges, investigators are studying the potential of combination therapy, in which two or more drugs are used together to increase or restore the efficacy of both drugs against a resistant bacterial pathogen. Now new research indicates that such synergy may work even when bacteria become resistant to colistin, which is

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180810132602.htm

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Kravenhead
That is good news.
I don't think it's the be all end all solution, but it will allow us time to develop better ways to fight pathogens of all kinds. Resistant and otherwise.
This issue is a growing problem that shows no signs of slowing down.
We need some answers. Even if they're temporary.

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Kravenhead
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If you mean the dioxide nano fiber question, I just tried and it worked. You might try rewording your response. I've had to do that before. I don't know why, but some posts aren't parsed due to something in the text. I can only guess that it has to do with security and hackers trying to use code in posts.

Kravenhead
3 day(s) ago
I'll go look.
Thanks.

philosopher
3 day(s) ago
I could not post a comment on the nano particle question.

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