The most common treatment for these infections, caused by Staphylococcus aureus is the antibiotics. There are many kinds of antibiotics using in the modern days, but the first kind of antibiotic being introduced for treating Staphylococcus aureus was Penicillin in 1943. This kind of antibiotic stops the formation of peptidoglycan cross-linkages that makes the bacterial cell well stronger. This eventually makes the cell wall formation and degradation become imbalanced, consequently lead to the cell to die. Other kinds of antibiotic were quick introduced for treating Staphylococcus as well.
Aerin Nortier Grade 11.2 Biology research project Introduction Bacteria are everywhere some harmful and others not, without bacteria the world would be nothing. In this research paper I will be discussing bacteria, anti-bacterial agents, pros and cons of bacteria and my conductive experiment on the growth and the killing of bacteria. Bacteria are single cellular organisms that most commonly reproduce through means of binary fission. They were first discovered by Anton Leeuwenhoek in 1676 and are classified as Monera in the five kingdom classification system. Anti-bacterial agents kill or inhibit bacterial growth.
It is used to treat various types of bacterial infections such as ear infections. Penicillin works by preventing bacteria from forming new cell walls. Penicillin was first discovered accidently in 1928 by a Scottish scientist named
But what do the antibiotics exactly do? And how they can cure diseases? As a matter of fact, Antibiotics are powerful medicines that can cure bacterial infections if they are used properly. They fight against bacteria by destroying or inhibiting bacteria growth. Soil bacteria and fungi are the natural components of Antibiotics ((n.d.).
Antibiotic medications have saved many people’s lives. Unfortunately antibiotics are no longer as effective in stopping pathogenic bacteria infection. Currently there is an antibiotic resistance crisis since may bacteria have become or are becoming resistant to all of the antibiotics developed. Instead of researching new antibiotics, which will continue to promote antibiotic resistance, antibiotic stewardship should be promoted specifically dealing with preventing infections, monitoring antibiotic prescription, and developing laboratory tests that provide accurate results faster. Hospitals need to reduce the infections contracted during patients stays in their facilities.
Thus, the first successful clinical vaccine trial alternative to variolation was published. In his book Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccine, Jenner described the experiment, testing and results that would become the foundation for modern vaccinology
Scientists should focus on finding new means of combatting bacterial infections because antibiotic resistant bacteria have arisen from the overuse of antibiotics and research on antibiotic alternatives yield promising results. Antibiotics have been used to treat bacterial infections since the first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. Although it was not distributed among the general public until 1945, it was widely used in World War II for surgical and wound infections among the Allied Forces. Fleming’s antibiotic discovery was hailed as a “miracle drug” that opened the door to a world where infectious diseases were virtually non-existent. Although Fleming’s discovery won him the Nobel Prize, he warned of bacteria becoming resistant to penicillin in his acceptance speech.
John Germov (2009) work ‘Imagining health problems as social issues’ discussed the social origins of health and illness, emergence and importance of bio-medical model and social model of health and limitations of bio-medical model. A brief explanation is given below. The emergence of the biomedical model In 1878, Louis Pasteur was the first person who came up with the idea of ‘germ theory of disease’ that focuses on the role of germs in causing a disease. After the ‘germ theory of disease’ a new term ‘Specific Aaetiology’ (meaning specific cause of disease) was developed by Robert Koch that was based on the idea that every disease is caused by a specific kind of bacteria. Porter (1997) stated that there are different channels such as food,
Let us take a look at both these methods to fight diseases. Antibiotics are chemical substances produced by some organisms, and can kill or inhibit the growth of other microorganisms. Antibiotics are of two types, bacteriostatic and bactericidal. Bacteriostatic antibiotics (where static= to stop), slow the growth of bacteria by interfering in its life processes that it needs to be able to multiply. They interfere in