"Gonorrhea now poses a potential public health disaster, with a very real threat that it may soon be untreatable in certain circumstances"

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    Nov 26, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    "Super Gonorrhea Bugs Spur New Treatment Regimen in Europe"

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-22/super-gonorrhea-bugs-spur-new-treatment-regimen-in-europe.html
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    Nov 26, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    That is kinda scary. But hey you gotta stay strapped up.
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    Nov 26, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    It is worry some for sure, but scientists are definitely trying to find ways to do drug development differently because the current method is just too slow and cost intensive.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_solomon_the_promise_of_research_with_stem_cells.html

    She talks about stem cells but the point is to develop a better way to screen drugs with the concept of personalized medicine in mind. There are a lot of drugs out there... few that are compatible for absolutely everyone but potentially many for a group of individuals with a certain genetic make up.

    There are a lot of ways to find new drugs. One of them is to engineer a single domain antibody for a specific pathogen (sniper strategy). Another way, more of a shotgun strategy, is to look for plant or fungal secondary metabolites that can kill/inhibit the pathogen but is not toxic for different genetic groups.

    So it looks bleak but I think that scientists will pull through in time. Just keep funding science!!! It's important for our future.
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    Nov 26, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWow, now add this to the handful of cases of incurable chlamydia found in Europe (and Japan) makes one wonder what the hell they're doing over there to create this terrible concern.

    It's only a matter of time before this gets out of hand and becomes a global concern.


    Misuse of antibiotics. A very big public health concern. icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 26, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    fuck thats scary icon_eek.gif
    wish I wasn't a hypochondriac haha
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:58 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    intensity69 said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWow, now add this to the handful of cases of incurable chlamydia found in Europe (and Japan) makes one wonder what the hell they're doing over there to create this terrible concern.

    It's only a matter of time before this gets out of hand and becomes a global concern.


    Misuse of antibiotics. A very big public health concern. icon_sad.gif


    I figured as much. But that's also a big problem in America as well. Just find it curious that it's a problem in Europe.


    Well, it's only a matter of time before resistant strains spread. IT's one planet, there are no hermetic seals between the continents.
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:16 AM GMT
    In order to be consistent, we must blame the current president! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:45 AM GMT
    intensity69 said

    Misuse of antibiotics. A very big public health concern. icon_sad.gif


    Unfortunately your very correct - and this Is facilitating a plethora of uncureable strains of various conditions.