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Hi, I would not be surprised about microorganisms that acquired resistance to nano silver comparable to antibiotic resistance development. Many resistance loci (genes or gene clusters) are on mobile genetic elements, such as transposons or plasmids. As soon as there is selection pressure, you will enrich for such bugs... Can microorganisms develop a resistance to nano silver comparable to antibiotic resistance development?
Researchers from UNSW have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical and environmental applications. Although nanosilver has effective antimicrobial properties against certain pathogens, overexposure to silver nano-particles can cause other potentially harmful organisms to rapidly adapt and flourish, a UNSW study reveals. This result, published in the journal Small, could have wide-reaching implications for the future use of nanosilver as an antimicrobial agent with biomedical and environmental applications. Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting
5 Powerful Psychological Triggers Your Doctor Uses to Vaccinate Your Child Many doctors wish mothers would remain silent and just get their child vaccinated. If you’ve ever been in a doctor’s office with a child, you know what I mean. Doctors are well known for applying psychological pressure to parents questioning vaccines. Maybe you’ve experienced this pressure? Here are five psychological triggers doctors use against you, the parent, and some of the suggestions you can use to overcome them.
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