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Submission + - A post-antibiotic future is looming

radaos writes: A gene enabling resistance to polymyxins, the antibiotics of last resort, has been found to be widespread in pigs and already present in some hospital patients. The research, from South China Agricultural University has been published in The Lancet. http://www.thelancet.com/journ...
"Our results reveal the emergence of the first polymyxin resistance gene that is readily passed between common bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Klesbsiella pneumoniae, suggesting that the progression from extensive drug resistance to pandrug resistance is inevitable", according to researcher Jian-Hua Liu.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/antib...

Comment Re:Absolutely zero emissions (Score 1) 239

"first race car in history to complete a lap during a formal race with absolutely zero emissions" The summary is demonstrably untrue for anyone willing to perform the most basic search. A fully electric race from 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?... Given that it's in France the battery charging power would come from a nuclear plant, making this truly zero emission racing.

Comment Re:Too much hassle. (Score 1) 218

And where is the engine stored when not in use? It'll need a garage, with room to spare, equipped with a hoist.. or require a drive to a storage facility before a journey can even be started? On a more practical note there is now a diesel / electric hybrid, from mainstream car company Peugeot. It has separate drivetrains like the concept car in the article, but uses them to give the option of 2 or 4 wheel drive. http://www.reghardware.com/2012/03/06/preview_peugeot_3008_hybrid4_worlds_first_diesel_electric_hybrid_car/

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