Skip to comments.New Antibiotic Beats Superbugs At Their Own Game
Posted on 07/07/2008 6:41:21 AM PDT by Soliton
Never before has an antibiotic been tested this way. "In the history of antibiotic development, an antibiotic arrives on the scene, and sooner or later resistant bacteria emerge," Tomasz says. "We sought to test in advance which would win this particular chess game: the new drug, or the bacteria that now cause human deaths."
Ceftobiprole won. "It just knocked out the cells 100 percent,"
(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...
Well now let’s force the pharmaceutical companies to sell it for a nickel a dose because they make “obscene profits” and “we have a right to health care” < /sarcasm> Sarcasm tag needed for the Obama supporters and those who pray for Teddy Kennedy on this forum.
Ohhhh but what about the poooor liddle bacterias?!? Don’t they have a right to exist in our eco-structure without being murdered by the genocidal scientists who think it’s ok to just wipe out bacteria without even ASKING them how they feel about it?
[ok, quit channeling enviromental-wacko-mystical-bug-hugging activist]
I’ve had MRSA, it sent me to the ER.
THANK YOU SCIENTISTS!!!!!
Saying a little prayer for the comfort of a dying man, whom you disagree with politically doesn’t make you a liberal. That you can’t seperate his policy from him just being a dying man makes me a little sad for you. I suppose you’ll be celebrating his death like libs did when Reagan died. Cheers to you.
I don’t understand how scientists can be so smart about things like this and so stupid about evolution and global warming. It’s a bit of a mystery.
Now, if doctors will just refrain from ever, ever prescribing any antibiotic, let alone this one that is effective against MRSA and the like, to willfully ignorant patients who insist upon an antibiotic for a virus, we’ll be getting somewhere. Additionally, doctors need to ensure that any correctly prescribed course of antibiotics is completed by following up and checking to see if the bacterial infection is indeed cleared up, rather than leaving bacteria that could form resistance to that particular antibiotic and possibly spread.
Bacteria have every bit as much right as us to live. Who are we to judge their culture?
Saying a little prayer for the comfort of a dying man
His policies aside, for his personal life that man will need all the prayers he can get and the best Gilli suit that money can buy to sneak through the Pearly Gates.
That logic is ... strained.
I would nominate this article as the most significant story of the current century.
Bacterium is cute.
I really hope that people like Kennedy who would deny me my ability to use my life savings (those savings that they haven't already plundered to pay for other peoples' children, health care, housing, etc.) to purchase health care in my old age get the absolute best of everything at my expense. Like you, I say a little prayer just hoping that he will continue to destroy my freedom and confiscate my hard earned wealth. I say this because like you I think that once a person gets sick, then an entire lifetime of evil doing is immediately washed away and his illnes transforms him into a paragon to be treasured or at least given the absolute best of health care at again my expense.
And then I'll sanctimoniously lecture anyone who sees Kennedy as an amoral evil libertine who is one of the principal drivers behind the destruction of freedom and the rise of statism in America reminding them that he is (probably) dying and now he should be pitied and how sad it is for them not to see him as a wonderful human being.
Live and let divide, I say.
Me too. this is great news
You have a sick sense of humanity to have a kindred soul with such a kind person and you comparison of Kennedy with Reagan is absolutely outrageous! Did you say your prayers for Pol Pot too?
Now if they could only find an effective agent against the fast-spreading RINOvirus....
What they need to do is come up with a Virus-cide that works.. So far bupkis..