Tag Archives: gut microbiology

Bacterioides fragilis: resistance is rising

Post by Naomi Osborne, ThermoFisher Scientific The emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) micro-organisms is ever increasing; Staphylococcus aureus, Clostrium difficile, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Acinetobacter baumanii – the list seems endless. A review published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology discusses the … Continue reading

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‘Naturally’ targeted inhibition of gut pathogens over commensals

Post by David Guymer, Newcastle University The term ‘essential oils’ is frequently used and often represents a catch-all for a variety of volatile, water-insoluble compounds extracted from plants. While potentially harmful, undiluted, these oils have been used throughout history in … Continue reading

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