Essays Tagged: "Antibiotic resistance"

Plasmid Fusion and PCR

ces found in aloop outside of the main chromosome. Their main purpose is to code enzymes that digestantibiotic enzymes. Antibiotics are chemicals that kill bacteria or interfere with theirgrowth or me ... otics are chemicals that kill bacteria or interfere with theirgrowth or metabolism. Cells that have antibiotic resistance have an advantage becausethey are able to grow in places that other cells can ...

(5 pages) 64 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria

For about 50 years, antibiotics have been the answer to many bacterial infections.Antibiotics are chemical substances th ... it treated one of the biggest killersduring wartime - infected wounds. It was the beginning of the antibiotic era. But just whenantibiotics were being mass produced, bacteria started to evolve and be ... biotics were being mass produced, bacteria started to evolve and became resistant to thesemedicines.Antibiotic resistance can be the result of different things. One cause of resistance couldbe drug ab ...

(3 pages) 134 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Infection control and universal precautions, A nursing perspective.

patients and health care workers. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is the antibiotic resistant microorganism, is now an accepted part of both hospitals and nursing homes and ... sm, is now an accepted part of both hospitals and nursing homes and has resulted from the misuse of antibiotics, poor hygiene standards such as ward design, lack of isolation, inadequate sterile techn ...

(8 pages) 381 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Bacterial Resistance.

he medical field. Bacterial resistance occurs when the bacteria becomes resistant to the individual antibiotic. This problem has become more prevalent in recent years. We are losing the battle on the ... s, caused by mutated bacteria.Normal and mutated bacteria can replicate at an astounding rate. Most antibiotics can destroy the normal bacteria, but leaves the mutated bacteria unharmed. Mutant bacter ...

(3 pages) 62 0 2.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

About population control in world/US, written for college admission.

arth to sustain 6 billion people. Other population control methods of mother nature include cancer, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and starvation. Another form of massive population control could be a ...

(2 pages) 67 1 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics" - Briefly explains the cause and effect of the mass usage of antibiotics, which led to many strains of bacteria to become resistant to such antibiotics.

Penicillin was the first antibiotic discovered. Soon more and more antibiotics were developed. The excess amounts of these an ... ess amounts of these antibiotics have caused many bacteria to produce strains that are resistant to antibiotics (Nicolaou). During the last decade, there has been a shocking increase in the appearance ... shocking increase in the appearance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria because of an increased use of antibiotics combined with the extraordinary ability of bacteria to develop resistance. A related que ...

(6 pages) 117 1 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This is a lab report studying the effects of common foods on bacteria. Works cited included.

(Carter 323). Bacteriology is particularly interested in the effects of certain products, potential antibiotics, on bacteria. The purpose of this experiment was to test the effects of common foods, gr ... green tea, honey, and garlic, on bacteria, thus discovering if any of the fore stated products have antibiotic qualities. An antibiotic is any product that can destroy or inhibit the growth of other m ...

(8 pages) 68 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Antibiotics

Antibiotic use promotes development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotics have not only beco ... cteria. Antibiotics have not only become ineffective against many kinds of bacteria, the overuse of antibiotics has created super resistant classes of bacteria that can resist all antibiotics and esca ... d by harmful and resistant bacterial strains that can leave your body feeling poisoned and weakened.Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in some way that reduces or eliminates the effecti ...

(4 pages) 70 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance can be defined as the ability of a microorganism to destroy or be unaffected b ... unaffected by an antibiotic, or prevent it from entering the microorganism. Micro-organisms acquire antibiotic resistance by DNA mutations, sexual DNA transformation or harboring plasmids. Most scient ... ists blame the bacterial antibody resistance to overuse of medications and household disinfectants. Antibiotic use promotes development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistance occurs w ...

(6 pages) 73 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Antibiotics in Animal Feed.

The use of antibiotics in animal feed is for the purpose of making the animals grow faster and more efficiently ... the purpose of making the animals grow faster and more efficiently. Ranchers think that by placing antibiotics in the food of their animals that the antibiotics will kill off unwanted bacteria and al ... ce 1946 on the ranches around the world. In the US, the CDC has estimated that 50 million pounds of antibiotics are produced every year. About 40% of that is used on livestock, mostly for growth produ ...

(2 pages) 41 0 4.7 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Hard To Swallow

. And surely that is because of the computer which are available. We now have the knowledge to make antibiotic that prevents several diseases among the animals, which we are going to use for food. Thi ... find themselves pleased, but the fact is that often the animals suffers from this. Even though the antibiotic should prevent diseases, experience and studies has now shown that the animals are becomi ...

(2 pages) 323 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The causes and effects of antibiotic resistance

The causes and effects of antibiotic resistanceThe development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria is an example of the proce ... pulations of bacteria, some individuals have alleles of genes which give resistance to a particular antibiotic• bacteria cause an infection, leading to treatment of the infected person with antib ... ce, resulting in an increase in the frequency of the bacteria that are resistant to that particular antibiotic• there will be an increase in allele frequency for the allele of the gene that gives ...

(1 pages) 42 0 4.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The use and abuse of anti-biotics

ing the good and bad sides to anti-biotics.how they can be safely used or dangerously abused of. An antibiotic (anti biotic) is often a medication made from a natural, or at most, semi-synthetic subst ... means that the medication is derived from a bacterium, a fungus, the bark of a tree, and so on. An antibiotic is any chemical substance produced by or derived from a microorganism that has the capaci ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Antibiotics

Is Overuse of Antibiotic harmful? I believe that taking overuse of antibiotic is harmful, if you take it a lot, wh ... is harmful, if you take it a lot, what could happen to you. My topic is about the overuse of antibiotic. It's about people that take overuse of antibiotic, what it does to them, because it's re ... ition is that I think it's harmful, which it is. I choose those positions to find out if overuse of antibiotic is harmful to our health. Argument supporting my position is that I find out that ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Antibiotic Resistance

This paper consists of an evolution of antibiotics. It explains how I think the further evolution of antibiotic resistance can or cannot be ... ther evolution of antibiotic resistance can or cannot be prevented. It gives the definition of what antibiotic resistance is and if there is a problem with this. It then gives some technical backgroun ... en gives some technical background and some recommendations on how to prevent or reduce the problem.Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a microorganism to withstand the effects of an antibiotic. A ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Assessment: Infectious Diseases, Antibiotic resistance, Cataracts

atent-TB infection.TREATMENT:The treatment of tuberculosis involves the consumption of 3-4 types of antibiotics for a prolonged period of 6-12 months, These antibiotica must be regularly and constantl ... lead to multi-grug resitant bacterium which is really dangerous for the patient. The 2 most common antibiotics used for TB are:-- isoniazid-- pyrazinamideThese antibiotics are most useful as they des ...

(5 pages) 730 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Genetically Modified Food Debate

ders have concerns about the risks which may affect them. These are mainly allergenicity, toxicity, antibiotic resistance, and the unknown effects on human health. The process of GMFs can introduce da ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Bacteria and Antibiotics

Antibiotic action: Cellular structures and processes targeted by antibioticsBacteria are our friends ... ctually threaten life by causing diseases. However , if bacteria became extinct eventually would we.Antibiotics cure and prevent bacterial disease andl infections. Alexander Flemming , in 1928 , disco ... bacterial disease andl infections. Alexander Flemming , in 1928 , discovered penicillin , the first antibiotic. Eversince science has never surrendered. Different antibiotics are discovered to fight i ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.7 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

Biology Lab Report On The Effects Of Different Bio-toxins On E. Coli

as. Some bacteria have also been shown to have developed sensitivity to triclosan in their multiple antibiotic resistance (mar) operon. This activates a pump in the bacterial cell wall that expels a h ... out the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis in humans acquiring triclosan resistance, because the antibiotic currently used against that bacteria acts on the same enzyme that triclosan does. If tube ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Health Risk and Environmental Impact of Today’s Food

the production of GM foods. One of the biggest health concerns with GM foods is the overexposure of antibiotics and many other medications. Resistant super viruses and super bacteria are the outcome o ... ther medications. Resistant super viruses and super bacteria are the outcome of the overexposure of antibiotics and many other medications. The environmental risk will be detrimental to our planet if ...

(5 pages) 6 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers