Antibiotic resistant bacteria discovered in isolated New Mexico cave

Research into the growing emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, could be greatly assisted by the discovery of bacteria from deep within Lechuguilla Cave in New Mexico. The previously unknown strains of bacteria, which have never before been exposed to humans, were found to possess a naturally occurring resistance to multiple types of antibiotics that doctors currently use to treat patients. This means that new forms of bacteria may have been exposed to undiscovered antibiotics which, in turn could be used against currently untreatable infections in the future. .. Continue Reading Antibiotic resistant bacteria discovered in isolated New Mexico caveSection: Health and WellbeingTags: Antibiotic, Bacteria, Disease, McMaster University Related Articles: Cold plasma therapy could provide an alternative to antibiotics Nasty bacteria get gagged with plastic New processes use ozone and viruses to kill harmful bacteria Frog skin could thwart antibiotic-resistant germs New anti-microbial 'paint' kills flu, bacteria Di

Antibiotic resistant bacteria discovered in isolated New Mexico cave

Research into the growing emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, could be greatly assisted by the discovery of bacteria from deep within Lechuguilla Cave in New Mexico. The previously unknown ...

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Gizmag

Underground resistance

Cave bacteria's ability to fight antibiotics predates human-made drugs

Fri 13 Apr 12 from ScienceNews

Isolated for millions of years, cave bacteria resist modern antibiotics

The caverns of Lechuguilla Cave are some of the strangest on the planet. ...

Fri 13 Apr 12 from Discover Magazine

Isolated for millions of years, cave bacteria resist modern antibiotics, Fri 13 Apr 12 from Discover Magazine

Researchers find antibiotic-resistant bacteria deep in one of the largest, unspoiled underground caves

McMaster University and University of Akron researchers are leading the way in understanding the origins of antibiotic resistance, a global challenge that is creating a serious threat to the ...

Wed 11 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in 4-million-yr-old cave

A 4-million-year-old strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been found in the isolated Lechuguilla Cave in New Mexico - more than 400 meters (over 1300 feet) below the surface of the earth. ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from FOXNews

Subterranean bacteria are prepared to survive antibiotics

Scientists find that all 93 strains of bacteria collected from deep inside Lechuguilla Cave at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico are already resistant to at least one of the antibiotics we use ...

Wed 11 Apr 12 from L.A. Times

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in 4-Million-Year-Old Cave

Deep in a pristine New Mexico cave, scientists have discovered nearly a hundred types of bacteria that can fight modern antibiotics.

Wed 11 Apr 12 from National Geographic

Naturally Drug-Resistant Cave Bacteria Possible Key to New Antibiotics

Bacteria collected from Lechuguilla Cave in New Mexico appear to possess innate resistance to antibiotics

Sat 14 Apr 12 from Voice of America

Ancient cave home to resistant bacteria

HAMILTON, Ontario, April 12 (UPI) -- Researchers investigating a 4-million-year-old cave in New Mexico say they've discovered bacteria that are resistant to both natural and synthetic antibiotics.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from UPI

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