Posts Tagged: microbiology


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Power in numbers – collective antibiotic resistance

For over 70 years, antibiotics have been a critical component of the arsenal used by healthcare providers to combat bacterial infections worldwide (1). Antibiotic use has become so prevalent that over 70 billion doses were consumed globally in 2010 (1). Due to the widespread use of antibiotics, some bacteria have developed antibiotic resistance and become… Read article →


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Your top microbiome questions – answered!

Each month, our microbiome team at QIAGEN presents a series of webinars on microbial sample preparation, antibiotic resistance, microbiome research methods and host-pathogen interactions. We zeroed in on our microbiome webinar series to find the most commonly asked questions, and answered them for you. What sample types can I use? Whether you are working with microbial… Read article →


Antibiotic resistance

Combating drug-resistant superbugs

Antibiotics have been used for the last 80 years to treat patients with bacterial infections. While antibiotics have greatly reduced illness and death resulting from these infections, their use has been so prevalent that microbes have adapted to them, eliminating their effectiveness. These microbes are named antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Superbugs can acquire resistance genes either by… Read article →


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Microbiome research tools on SlideShare

We have added our newest webinar presentations and posters covering the microbiome to SlideShare. Whether you want to learn how to isolate microbial DNA most efficiently or you’re wondering how qPCR can help you identify and profile microbial species, virulence genes and antibiotic resistance genes in your samples, we have a resource to help you… Read article →