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Bacteria speciation, ancient bacteria, and drug-resistant infection deaths. – Microbial Minutes



Bacteria speciation, ancient bacteria, and drug-resistant infection deaths. Plus: prion denaturing and phage efficacy.

Microbial Minutes 12.11.18

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Kuznetsova A et al. Soil Humic Acids Degrade CWD Prions and Reduce Infectivity. Plos Pathogens. November 29 2018. https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1007414

• AlphaFold: Using AI for Scientific Discovery. https://deepmind.com/blog/alphafold/

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• Healio.com: https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/nosocomial-infections/news/in-the-journals/%7B87cf03c4-003d-4281-8235-3e574e5e2a0a%7D/oft-cited-stat-may-underestimate-deaths-from-mdros-in-us-by-130000

• CIDRAP: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/11/stewardship-resistance-scan-nov-26-2018

• Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6448439/Drug-resistant-superbugs-kill-7-times-Americans-CDC-estimated-study-suggests.html

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4 thoughts on “Bacteria speciation, ancient bacteria, and drug-resistant infection deaths. – Microbial Minutes

  1. Actually, diagnosis codes for multiple drug resistant organisms are used in hospitals but the electronically reported list of codes may not reflect this due to these codes being listed last. The electronic record has a finite number of codes that can be reported and so those listed last are truncated if there are many on the list. So, the hospital medical record may have 16 coded diagnoses but only 10 are electronically transmitted, for instance.

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