Steno 'Superbug' Genome Shows Extreme Drug Resistance
...um has an incredible ability to resist antibiotics and other drugs, according to soon-to-be-published findings.
Steno, short for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
, thrives in moist environments, such as around taps and shower heads, and can be transmitted to people. It is responsible for roughly 1,000 cases of ...
Superbug genome sequenced
...hese patients will be treated with antibiotics against which Steno is largely resistant.
There are approximately 1,000 reports of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
(Steno) blood poisoning in the UK each year, with a mortality rate of about 30%. The organism is also found in the lungs of many adults with cystic fi...
MALTOPHILIA in Medical Technology
Mpex Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data on MP-376 in Cystic Fibrosis
...ramycin, amikacin and aztreonam. -- Spectrum: MIC90s for MP-376 against clinical isolates for other common CF pathogens such as B. cepacia, S. maltophilia
and A. xylosoxidans were substantially lower than for these other antibiotics. Previous in vitro work has also shown superior potency of MP...
MALTOPHILIA in Biological News
Plant microbe shares features with drug-resistant pathogen
... The scientists were particularly interested in comparing two strains of S. maltophilia
whose genomes were recently decoded to see why these strains - one isolated... Based on the results of this study, van der Lelie's group has ruled out S. maltophilia
for biotech applications designed to increase plant growth. "The work in ou...
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