If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Scientific American)   Best way to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Other bacteria bred to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria   (scientificamerican.com) divider line 20
    More: Cool, bacteria, cell cultures, banquets, parliamentary immunity, microbiologists, microbes  
•       •       •

798 clicks; posted to Geek » on 30 Jul 2013 at 9:17 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



20 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-07-30 09:02:33 AM
I thought that was what a phage was, but it turns out those are viruses.
 
2013-07-30 09:09:05 AM
Antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-resistant-gorillas?
 
2013-07-30 09:11:39 AM
What could possibly go wrong.
 
2013-07-30 09:19:45 AM
Because of the potential sensitivity of an individual's immune system to microbes swimming around the bloodstream, Kadouri thinks the best predatory-bacteria treatment plan "is to apply them onto surface wounds or burns."

We don't know what these bacteria-eating-bacteria might do to the rest of your body so we advise you to only put it on your body where your body has an open wound.

tada!
 
2013-07-30 09:24:46 AM
I, for one, welcome our new bacterial overlords
 
2013-07-30 09:32:39 AM
I've seen this movie... it doesn't end well
 
2013-07-30 09:37:58 AM
...And that's the best part!  Once winter comes, the new bacteria will simply freeze to death.
 
2013-07-30 09:38:12 AM
Yo dawg, I heard you like antibiotic resistant bacteria.....
 
2013-07-30 09:56:31 AM

OldRod: I've seen this movie... it doesn't end well


The ending is better on the Vincent Price version.
 
2013-07-30 10:05:52 AM

Botulism!: ...And that's the best part!  Once winter comes, the new bacteria will simply freeze to death.


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-07-30 10:36:49 AM
I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.

I don't know why she swallowed a fly.
 
2013-07-30 11:10:43 AM

Smingleigh: I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.

I don't know why she swallowed a fly.


I guess she'll need antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kills the fly
 
2013-07-30 11:43:25 AM
You could also use bacteriophage.
 
2013-07-30 12:10:52 PM

Tyrosine: You could also use bacteriophage.


They are great things.  The one problem with them is they tend to be very strain specific.  This is both a good thing and a bad thing.  Good if you know exactly which bacteria you want to fight against; there is little effect on the beneficial bacteria.  But the bad part comes about if you aren't exactly sure what you are fighting (which happens more often than you think).
 
2013-07-30 12:24:39 PM

hinten: Because of the potential sensitivity of an individual's immune system to microbes swimming around the bloodstream, Kadouri thinks the best predatory-bacteria treatment plan "is to apply them onto surface wounds or burns."

We don't know what these bacteria-eating-bacteria might do to the rest of your body so we advise you to only put it on your body where your body has an open wound.

tada!


This seems like it wouldn't be useful internally.  Even assuming it doesn't infect humans, you'll still develop an immune response to the bacteria.  Future applications of the bug would subsequently be blasted by the immune system, presumably before it can do much good.
 
2013-07-30 12:34:51 PM
Use a bacteriophage to kill the antibiotic resistant bacteria?

unlikely: What could possibly go wrong.


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
/couldn't agree with you more...
 
2013-07-30 05:14:45 PM
manwithpez.com

/No thanks, Dr. Ivo
 
2013-07-30 07:28:32 PM

PsyLord: Use a bacteriophage to kill the antibiotic resistant bacteria?

unlikely: What could possibly go wrong.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 304x232]
/couldn't agree with you more...


Now I never really got into Voyager, but I clearly remember the Doctor being a hologram.  How does a hologram get attacked by anything, let alone infected?
 
2013-07-30 09:14:09 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-resistant-gorillas?


Those The Simpsons, they sure put their PhDs in biology and environmental science to work in that episode by summing up incredibly complex issues in a catchy one-liner.
 
2013-07-30 09:52:30 PM

Neondistraction: PsyLord: Use a bacteriophage to kill the antibiotic resistant bacteria?

unlikely: What could possibly go wrong.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 304x232]
/couldn't agree with you more...

Now I never really got into Voyager, but I clearly remember the Doctor being a hologram.  How does a hologram get attacked by anything, let alone infected?


If I remember that craptastic episode correctly, the macrovirus was drawn to his holo-emitter and was attacking it.  The Doctor decided to turn himself off before his emitter sustained irreparable damage.
 
Displayed 20 of 20 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report