Clostridioides difficile infections increasing

Clostridium Difficile is a bacterium that almost every human carries with him in the intestinal flora. In most cases it is completely harmless, but in a certain case it can become a deadly danger.

In my environment there was a Clostridium Difficile infection. This disease had extreme health effects and can be fatal. The trigger is usually a therapy of another disease with antibiotics.

We know that antibiotics are a cell poison, which was originally obtained from the secretion of moulds. It is there to eliminate dangerous pathogens. Unfortunately, it also kills many bacteria from the intestinal flora when taken. One of the few who survive this attack are the Clostridia. They are resistant to some antibiotics.

Some of them produce very dangerous toxins and when they are outnumbered in the intestines, they destroy the intestinal wall.

The number of diseases is increasing worldwide. The problem is that more and more people are taking antibiotics for completely absurd reasons, even though they are not always necessary. The intestine then bleeds and the shock is great. My pharmacist also told me that she also feels it clearly. More and more patients come to her because of clostridia.

The problem is that you have to take antibiotics again for the treatment. These are specially designed to kill C. Difficile. Unfortunately, the relapse rates are very high. This means that some patients experience up to three or four relapses and the diarrhea does not stop. In most cases, only the relatively new method of stool transplantation can help.

People get a complete intestinal flora of another human being transplanted. This flora is cultivated from cultures of intestine-healthy persons and injected into the intestine during a colonoscopy. In this way the healthy bacteria can displace the clostridia and the patient is healthy again at a stroke.

Of course this sounds disgusting, then who wants to have the excrement introduced by others? But it is an absolutely clear liquid that was purified in the laboratory. Only the cocktail of bacteria in it was simply grown at optimal temperatures.

In addition to the big problem that more and more bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics, clostridia is a growing threat. The doctors would do their patients a big favour if they advised them to take probiotics when taking the antibiotics in order not to be able to get into the situation where C. Difficile takes over the domination of the intestinal flora. Avoidance is probably much easier than treatment.

Review: Supereyes 200X smartphone microscope

I´ve seen on amazon, that there is a tiny smartphone microscope lens for 10 Euros (about 12 Dollars). I thought if it worked, then I could make videos while being out with my son in the nature. Therefore, I bought it. Now I can say, this tool is an ideal gadget for people, who have an interest for flowers or insects.

 

Easy to use

The lens is very easy to use. You can stick it on your phone, no attachment needed. When you take it down again, no glue remains on the phone. What I can´t say today is, how often this will work. Maybe, there will come the day, when the glue won´t hold the lens anymore. But I´ve used it really often meanwhile and it´s still working good.

Price: smartphone microscope lens

Price: smartphone microscope lens

Magnification

I´ve bought my lens on German Amazon, and the seller says, that it magnifies with 200X. But I can surely say, that this is not true. I´m pretty sure, that it is somewhere between 40-60X. It depends on the magnification of your smartphone. Because one has to use the digital focus to get out the maximum performance of the lens.

Here you can see, what pictures I could made on the highest enlargement factor.Not enough for pictures on a cellular lever. It is just enough, to see a living ant eating from a drop of honey.

 

Finally I can say…

I´m glad, that I´ve bought it. 10 Euros is an amount, that doesn´t hurt me and what I got, is a small, portable microscope, which allows me to make films of living insects and other tiny objects.

Who named the microscope?

The microscope got it´s name from a German scientist, from Bamberg: Johannes “Giovanni” Faber. Faber grew up in Germany, but after he studied medicine in Wuerzburg, he moved to the Vatican state.

Johannes Faber
Johannes Faber

He was a friend of Galilelo Galilei, who was one of the first persons in the world, who built and improved the technology of microscopes and telescopes. Galilei named his tool “occhiolino” = little eye. But Faber changed it in 1625 to “microscope”, to emphasize the “relationship” with the “telescope”. It was meant as an act of respect for his friend.

 

What does the word “microscope” mean?

Microscope is a combination of two Ancient Greek words: mikrós = tiny and skopeín = to look / to see.

Ant under the microscope

Please watch our new video on youtube. It was casted with a simple smartphone lens. The video shows an ant, which is eating from a drop of honey.

ant under the microscope
ant under the microscope

The parts of the ant´s body are very clearly to see. Even the movement of the jawbone, while he soaks up the honey.

During eating, the ant is hitting the floor with his rump. This is a way of communication between them. He probably tries to inform the rest of the colony, that he found a rich food source.

Another way is to leave a scent mark. This leads other ants in his direction and they would begin to leave additional scent marks. Thus, they establish a route, on which the traffic will increase steadily.

New microscope helps to identify cancer cells during surgery

The Stanford university together witch several other research institutes, has invented a new microscope, which helps surgeons to identify cancer cells during an operation.

The new microscope´s functioning is based on confocal microscopy technology. It can generate pictures on a cellular level and thereby help to differentiate healthy and cancerous cells. This is important for surgeons, as they try to remove only as much tissue as necessary. Otherwise, they have to remove all the cancer cells to stop the disease. This new gadget will be helpful to ensure a complete but also a safer removal of a tumor.

 

Source:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305794.php