Drug-resistant biofilm? (Therapeutic Options)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by RadioFM, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. RadioFM

    RadioFM Active Member

    Drug-resistant biofilm don't stand a chance

    "The anti-biofilm molecule, a peptide known as 1018, is only made of 12 amino acids. Don’t let its simplicity fool you; this tiny molecule could perhaps save lives in a post-antibiotic world. In the recent study, peptide 1018 destroyed biofilms in strains of bacteria, including several drug-resistant strains. Not only was 1018 able to destroy the biofilms but it prevented them from forming again. Hancock and his colleagues see this as "a significant advance in the search for new agents that specifically target bacterial biofilms," Medical News Today reports."

    "This year the World Health Organization released a report where they described the current levels of antibiotic resistance as a “major threat” to public health, warning that if a solution is not reached quickly, there may be “devastating” implications. The report, based on data collected from 114 countries throughout the globe, confirmed that antibiotic resistance occurred in every region of the world. "Antibiotics are the most successful medicine on the planet. The lack of effective antibiotics would lead to profound difficulties with major surgeries, some chemotherapy treatments, transplants, and even minor injuries," Bob Hancock, lead author of the study, explained to Medical News Today" http://www.medicaldaily.com/drug-re...nd-chance-against-these-12-amino-acids-284396

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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Dear Radio,

    Thanks for the info but this is an entirely different thing than the peptide injections.

    Love, Mikie
  3. RadioFM

    RadioFM Active Member

    I posted this thread to show research related biofilms and possible therapeutic options. Please take a look at this clever imaging of biofilms discovered at the University of California.

    See more here: Discovery opens door to attacking biofilms

    3D Architecture of Microbial Cities

    "Until now, scientists could only see growing clusters of bacterial cells in a biofilm. But new imaging techniques allowed UC Berkeley researchers to zoom into these clusters and record how the bacteria build their impregnable “castles,” providing key targets for drugs to break up the biofilms. (Video produced by Veysel Berk, UC Berkeley)" http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012...cking-biofilms-that-cause-chronic-infections/
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  4. RadioFM

    RadioFM Active Member

    BIOFILMS TUTORIAL - RA-Infection-Connection.com

    "If we can get rid of the cement protein, we can dissolve everything and collapse the building."

    Radio: I found a supplement called Tanalbit that may bind to these cement proteins. Also, there are many foods that contain tannins as well. To be continued...

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    What is the action of Tanalbit?

    "Rather than being absorbed by the body, the Tanalbit® tannin complex attaches itself to fungal/yeast/bacterial cells. This "attachment" prevents the unwanted tenants from colonizing and metabolizing, and the unwanted organisms die, exiting the body in the feces (The body itself "digests" out the Tanalbit®/yeast complex). Initially one may experience constipation/diarrhea due to the removal of unwanted yeast/bacteria, however, this quickly subsides (within 2-3 days). Tanalbit® will actually help diarrhea symptoms because its natural astringency helps to repair permeable and/or weakened GI cells, allowing them to regain their strength, normal activity, and thus also restoring normal peristaltic activity."

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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014
  5. RadioFM

    RadioFM Active Member

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