The use of antibiotics in animal farming, a significant contributor to the rise of antimicrobial resistance, is expected to increase by 8% from 2020 to 2030, according to a recent analysis. Despite efforts to decrease their usage, the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture is a key driver of bacterial infections that are no longer treatable by antibiotics. This is due to the use of antibiotics for speeding up animal growth and disease prevention in unsanitary conditions. Despite regulations by some countries, such as the US and much of Europe, to ban the use of antibiotics that promote growth, manufacturers often market the drugs as disease prevention. The majority of data on antibiotic use is not publicly available, as many countries only release their data to the World Organization for Animal Health, which groups it by continents. The study shows that antibiotic use is highest in Asia and China, a trend that is expected to continue until 2030, and that Africa has the fastest growing use of antibiotics, increasing by 25% from 2020 to 2030.
In a groundbreaking achievement, researchers have cultivated mammalian embryos in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS). Molecular biologist Teruhiko Wakayama led this pioneering experiment, which marks the first instance of such development in space. While the survival rate of embryos in space was lower than on Earth, those that did survive exhibited […]
The utility of a peer review for your research paper can only be gauged after you obtain a sound understanding of what editors look for in research articles. First, they look for originality. In other words, the study should provide some new data or lead to groundbreaking evidence regarding a contentious area. It could also […]
Zealandia, an underwater landmass, once part of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, has been a geological mystery due to its submerged state. Recent research, utilizing geochemical data, isotope analysis, and seismic readings, has shed light on its origins. Zealandia’s crust experienced subduction nearly 250 million years ago, pushing it beneath Earth’s mantle. Contrary to prior beliefs, […]