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New research suggests common herbicides are linked to antibiotic resistance - Guest Work

Guest Work Nov 24, 2017

By Jack Heinemann, University of Canterbury.  Antibiotics are losing their ability to kill bacteria. One of the main reasons for the rise in antibiotic resistance is the improper use of antibiotics, but our latest research shows that the ingredients in commonly-used weed killers like Round-up and Kamba can also cause bacteria to become less susceptible to … Read More

Monday Micro – Microwave popcorn and Cystic Fibrosis - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 24, 2014

What on earth could link microwave popcorn and cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening inherited disease most common among Caucasians? The additive 2,3-butanedione, also known as diacetyl, a volatile colourless liquid with an intensely buttery flavor. Diacetyl is produced naturally as a fermentation product by some microbial species and can be found in some beers, as … Read More