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    Antibiotic resistance has been on the rise in recent years, and currently more than 23,000 people die from antibiotic resistant infections every year in the United States.1 Resistant bacteria make infections harder to treat and cost an estimated $20 billion in direct healthcare costs in the US.1 Antibiotic resistance is a natural product of evolution; however, humans have helped to accelerate the process over the last century. Over prescription and use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in both developing and developed nations, poor patient follow through, and preventative use in livestock have all contributed to the issue. Without new treatments, the results of such accelerated resistance could be as profound as the inability to treat common…

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    can range from mild to severe. Fortunately, we have antibiotics to help prevent the spread of infection and protect our bodies against infectious bacterial diseases. Antibiotics, also called antimicrobial drugs, are drugs that fight off infectious disease caused by bacteria. With the intervention of antibiotics, we are able to treat, and even cure in some cases, disease caused by these harmful and fatal bacteria. Unfortunately, bacteria have become more and more resistant over the decades as…

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    Human Antibiotics Resistance and Food Animal Production Antibiotics are one of the most successful treatments in medicine that save millions of lives, and definitely decrease morbidity and mortality rates caused by infections. However, misusing of antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance, which means that the bacteria that cause the infection become resistance to the antibiotics so they are no longer effective. Antibiotic resistance is a serious rising threat to the global public health…

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    Introduction Antibiotics have been one of the most successful medicinal discovery in the history of medicine, considering they have turned bacterial infections which were once the leading cause of death into controllable conditions.[1, 2] These molecules inhibit the reproduction, vital processes occurring or destroy the bacterial cell wall to aid in fighting infectious diseases.[3, 4] Antibiotic therapy is one the foundation stones of modern medicine, without effective procedures to limit…

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    Antibiotic resistance allows harmful microbes to exist thereby posing a major threat to many species. These microbes reject the antibiotics used to treat them; this leads to more bacterial infections, increased monetary funds to treat the infections, dangerous side effects from the use of several different antibiotics, and increased morbidity and mortality (“Impacts of Antibiotic Resistance”, 2014). The healthcare system’s approach to this widespread, global issue may be extremely expensive in…

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    Introduction Antibiotics has changed modern medicine into what we know today, saving many lives and alleviating the suffering of individuals [1]. Around the 1940s, the use of penicillin and streptomycin effectively controlled the prevalence of bacterial infections, dramatically improving life expectancy [2]. However, antibiotic resistance started to evolve and there is a constant demand for the development of new compounds as the lifespan of pre-existing antibiotics is significantly reduced…

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    Resistance of Ordinary Bacteria to Penicillin Russell, Bradley BSC111L 4 Nov. 2016 Introduction Antibiotic resistance is a problem that is occurring more and more rapidly across the world. Antibiotic resistance is when antibiotics have lost the ability to control or kill bacteria. The bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and continue to multiply. This is causing medical and science communities to grow more and more uneasy as therapeutic levels of antibiotics are becoming less and…

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    become resistant to antibiotics and how this contributes to the global healthcare concern of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Antimicrobial resistance is a prevailing issue since the discovery of the first antibiotic Penicillin in 1928. There are 5 mechanisms which allow resistance to impede new antibiotic development for the last 29 years (WHO, 2016) consisting of mutations in target genes, enzymatic resistance, latency, antibiotic efflux and non-specific mutations. Latency and antibiotic efflux…

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    States, the issue of antibiotic resistance due to the potential link with meat consumption has become a problem. Dating back to around 1950, scientists started to find causes of antibiotic resistance present in humans. One major factor is that the antibiotics fed to animals are being transferred to humans through meat consumption. There were several cases of major outbreaks due to human bodies being resistant to a strain of bacteria. There have been a handful of evidence linking the cause to…

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    Introduction The United States goes through many crises, but one in particular is the antibiotic resistance crisis.When a person becomes ill, they will go to the doctor and get an antibiotic, however, this illness may not need an antibiotic, as in a viral infection, or the patient may not take the medication correctly. As a result, antibiotic resistance occurs and can make it impossible to cure that illness in the future. Brad Spellberg, Robert Guidos, David Gilbert, John Bradley, Helen W.…

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