Monday, April 07, 2008

Possible Light at the End of the MRSA tunnel ?

here are some recent news releases about a strategy to possibly treat MRSA using extracts from Alligator blood. Now that would be neat ! Only hints of a strategy as yet but the old gators might have something to help out on the war on MRSA.

Alligator blood may beat MRSA

Alligator Blood May Put The Bite On Antibiotic-resistant Infections

Alligators To The Rescue

Alligator Blood May Lead to Powerful New Antibiotics

and here is the PI researcher

Mark Merchant at McNeese Univeristy

Sunday, April 06, 2008

When is the Tipping Point on Gas Prices ?

An interesting question to ask is - at what price level for US average Gasoline prices at the pump will serve to catalyze a change in automobile fueling? To biofuels or otherwise, that may render significant changes in the marketplace.

Will this take 5 dollar gasoline which is approaching with almost inevitability? Will industry - fueling and vehicle manufacturers actually react in a timely manner to make the most of the potential market opportunity? That biofuel manufacturers might have sufficient supplies of compatible fuels, or vehicles and fueling stations for alternative fuel vehicles might be available in sufficient quantity to have a material effect in providing a solution to power the economy?

Something to think about.

Visible speed of change in the market is presently slow, but will there be a solution in time to avoid an otherwise possible brake to the general economy? or a catalyst to a new vehicle and fueling infrastructure that takes up the slack?

not an idle question......

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