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An antibacterial is a compound or substance that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria . [ 1 ] The term is often used synonymously with the term antibiotic(s) ; today, however, with increased knowledge of the causative agents of various infectious diseases, antibiotic(s) has come

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Most liquid hand and body soaps contain antibacterial chemicals. Triclosan is a common ingredient. Since there is a great variety of bacteria, effectiveness against any given type of bacterium does not ensure that it is effective against unrelated types. These are generally only contained

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bios , "life") is a substance or compound that kills bacteria or inhibits their growth. [ 1 ] Antibacterial is an alternative name. Antibiotics belong to the broader group of antimicrobial compounds, used to treat infections caused by microorganisms , including fungi and protozoa .

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Honey bees form nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation , and store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive . Beekeeping practices encourage overproduction of honey so the excess can be taken from the colony . Honey gets its sweetness from the monosaccharides

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In the fields of medicine , biotechnology and pharmacology , drug discovery is the process by which drugs are discovered and/or designed. In the past most drugs have been discovered either by identifying the active ingredient from traditional remedies or by serendipitous discovery. A new | 2011/5/22 19:54:09

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The compound LY 146032 was discovered by researchers at Eli Lilly and Company in the late 1980s. LY 146032 showed promise in Phase I/II clinical trials for treatment of infection caused by Gram-positive organisms. Lilly ceased development because high dose therapy was associated with adverse | 2011/8/1 20:11:46

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Vancomycin was first isolated in 1953 by Edmund Kornfeld (working at Eli Lilly ) from a soil sample collected from the interior jungles of Borneo by a missionary. [ 1 ] The organism that produced it was eventually named Amycolatopsis orientalis . [ 2 ] The original indication for vancomycin

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The primary cause of antibiotic resistance is genetic mutation in bacteria. The prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a result of antibiotic use both within medicine and veterinary medicine. The greater the duration of exposure the greater the risk of the development of resistance | 2011/9/30 15:38:46

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A United States patent application was submitted on June 30, 1989 for Avelox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride), [ 1 ] but it was not until 1999 (ten years later) that Avelox was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States to treat severe and life threatening | 2011/9/16 19:47:15

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Traditional use of medicines is recognized as a way to learn about potential future medicines. In 2001, researchers identified 122 compounds used in mainstream medicine which were derived from "ethnomedical" plant sources; 80% of these compounds were used in the same or related manner as the