“The sil-gene”: bacterial resistance to silver
Just like other antibiotics, silver usage is promoting the general emergence of “superbug” strains: Citing lab studies that date back to the 1970s, this article identifies “Evidence of silver resistance in wound bacteria..provided from the [United States] (McHugh et.al., 1975)…[showing] persistant Salmonella typhimurium infections..clinically resistant to silver nitrate. Silver resistance was transmissible to susceptible strains of Escherichia coli… A stable silver-resistant strain of Acinetobacter baumannii has been identified… [in] a strain of Enterobacter cloacae..genetic analysis..and the presence of the sil-gene complex was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction [PCR, analysis of DNA]…” http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice-clinical-research/bacterial-resistance-to-silver-based-antibiotics/201749.article
>>>Enterobacter cloacae, for example, is a pervasive problem in hospitals, inducing common infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, central nervous system, skin, soft-tissue, etc. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/216845-overview ; the common E.coli laboratory “workhorse” strain K-12 and the deadly 0157:H7 are known to be silver-resistant http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/147/12/3393.full 
Overuse and abuse of antibiotics, such as the daily drinking of silver disinfectant, creates a population of users in which superbug strains can be expected to emerge and put the entire population at risk. There is a begging question here. If bacteria can develop silver resistance and pass on the sil-gene, are there other metals from which this genetic mutation will protect the bacteria? Will sil-genes become useful pieces of DNA in the creation of biological metamaterials for nanomachines?
…”Plasmid pMG101 is a..silver-resistant plasmid that also confers resistance to mercury and tellurite and to several [other] antibiotics…” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1016/S0168-6445(03)00047-0/full ; “Bacterial plasmids encode resistance systems for toxic metal ions including Ag+, AsO2-, AsO4(3-), Cd2+, CO2+, CrO4(2-), Cu2+, Hg2+, Ni2+, Pb2+, Sb3+, TeO3(2-), Tl+, and Zn2+. ” http://lib.bioinfo.pl/pmid:8905098; possibly sil gene mutants confer these additional genetic heavy metal resistances, more than just mercury (Hg) and tellurite, to become desirable bioengineered agents for toxic remediation in the environment. The pMG101 and its siblings are “broad host” plasmids, carried by many species of bacteria, plant and animal and currently employed in genetic recombination applications for bioremediation, such as this: “Biodegradation of Aromatic Compounds by Escherichia coli” http://www.ncbi.nlm.gov/pmc/articles/PMC99040/
Nanomachines made of silver nanoparticles and “nano-silicate platelets” (AgNP/NSP) have been recently made as an antidote to silver-resistant bacteria, moving us all along a step in the direction of post-human biological control. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3117870/
DNA replication fidelity and bind with DNAsilver nanoparticles interfere with
Wenjuan Yang et al 2009 Nanotechnology 20 085102 (7pp) doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/20/8/085102
Abstract. Nanosilver is increasingly used in the food industry and biomedical applications. A lot of studies have been done to investigate the potential toxicity of nanosilver. But information on whether or how nanosilver particles bring changes in genetic materials remains scant. In this study, the replication fidelity of the rpsL gene was quantified when nanosilver particles were present in (PCRs) or cell cultures of E. coli transformed with the wild-type rpsL gene. Three types of nanosilver (silver nanopowder, SN; silver–copper nanopowder, SCN; and , CS) were tested. The results showed that the replication fidelity of the rpsL gene was differentially compromised by all three kinds of nanosilver particle compared with that without nanosilver. This assay could be expanded and applied to any other materials to preliminarily assess their potential long-term toxicity as a food additive or biomedical reagent. Moreover, we found that nanosilver materials bind with genomic DNA under , and this might be an explanation for the compromised DNA replication fidelity.
After posting ‘Colloidal Silver’, a barrage of flak came my way which I wrote about in the post “Imposters and Hell-hounds” (see Quick links, blog index). I’m pursuing this subject further and the people behind the people…so far, very intriguing. Researchers of ‘NWO’ will recognize “paid opposition” –there’s a lot of money here with ‘alternative’ health (not necessarily ‘natural’ health as they would like you to believe) fronting international business consortiums who are controlling world conservation areas and implementing “debt-for-nature” schemes of the World Bank, et.al. One of the more eye-opening discoveries about CS is that the major manufacturer/distributor of bottled CS known as American Biotech Labs has a chain of ownership to former executives of Homeland Security… go figure.
In the meantime, the article below is an example of what happens, as is my response post. In the deception of the ‘natural’ label which is used to promote things like colloidal metals, remember what Einstein said, “atomic energy is natural, harnessing the power of nature..”
September 7, 2009
Colloidal Silver & Swine Flu: Dr. Mercola’s Tacit Retreat (& A Short Tutorial) by Ken Adachi (Sep. 7, 2009)
On Sep. 4, I posted a Letter to the Editor from Ed responding to his inquiry about an unusual and alarming statement made by Dr Joseph Mercola concerning colloidal silver in an article Dr. Mercola posted to his web site dated Sep. 1, 2009 1 titled “Warning: Swine Flu Shot Linked to Killer Nerve Disease.” In that article, Dr Mercola said that:
“there may be significant problems in using it [colloidla silver] for swine flu” and that”in many healthy individuals it is likely to elicit a severe cytokine storm reaction. This is basically a severe allergic inflammatory reaction that can occur in your lungs, and could be fatal. “
That’s a very serious statement to make if it were true, but if it were not true, then it would be a highly erroneous and reckless thing to say, as it plays directly into the hands of the current crop of colloidal silver debunkers (aka pharmaceutical shills) who are flooding the internet with wholesale hokum about the many “dangers” and “toxicities” associated with colloidal silver. One such pharmaceutical shill is someone who calls herself Jennifer Lake of http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/. Her August 17, 2009 blog posting is a virtual tour de force of condemnatory statements that would scare off even the most commited supporters of Nature-based medicine–if her statements were true–but since her highly deceptive rant is riddled with FALSEHOODS and contrived “scientific studies” paid for by the hidden hand of Big Pharma, it stands to reason that a physician, like Dr Joseph Mercola, who postures himself as a champion of natural medicne, needs to exercise far greater caution in making such alarmist statements about a subject of which he is obviously uninformed.
And since I came upon Jennifer Lake’s blog as a result of a Google search linking to Dr Mercola’s site, somehow I’m wondering if maybe Jennifer herself wasn’t the advisory source of the “new” information which caused Dr Mercola to “change his mind” about colloidal silver in his first posted version of that article? [I wasn’t] Oh, yes, I forget to mention that the Sep. 7, 2009 version of the “Warning: Swine Flu Shot Linked to Killer Nerve Disease.” article was changed from the Sep. 4 version that Ed referred to in his letter to me. The Sep. 7 version had now deleted all references to the “severe cytokine storm reaction” that colloidal silver was “likely” to elicit (see below)….[continues article]
Another warning from Dr. Mercola
Look at the technology of metal “nano bar codes” (Nanoplex Technologies Inc) in the food chain http://citizen2009.wordpress.com/nano-food/ In addition to that, I’ve been reading up on nanocomposite ‘edible’ plastics and micro-silica (self-assembling polymer) additives — sounds like the ingredients of semiconductors being passed in food!
“Silver Sol” (made by the sol-gel process) is another CS product in the marketplace:
Next Colloidal Silver article: http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/every-silver-lining-has-a-black-cloud/
Before you consider any advice from the “Educate Yourself” website, be apprised that Mr. Ken Adachi is pushing the idea that “negative aliens” from outer space are behind the New World Order. He has “Insights on Zeta Reticulans” to help you sort out the good aliens from the bad ones so that you’ll know who your enemies are when the galactic space war comes to your hometown. http://educate-yourself.org/cn/zetainfo16sep05.shtml
This is not unlike many colloidal marketers who advertize that their silver products target only the bad bacteria, which makes about as much sense as bullets that kill only bad guys and pass through the good guys without harm.
Mr. Adachi has been required to remove his health claims about CS from his website, and he has apparently also removed ready-to-use CS products, but, although no longer engaging in direct marketing, “for a donation” equivalent to the purchase price and shipping cost, he offers a “premium gift” of a CS home generator:
[Educate Yourself webpage below]
We are not engaged in commerce.
To Obtain Premium Gifts
1. Within the USA
Send a donation as a US postal money order within the USA.
Leave all spaces BLANK on the U.S. postal money order you send as a donation. Do not write my name, your name, or any other information on the postal money order and leave the stub attached. Make a copy of the entire money order and keep it in a safe place. I immediately mark the amount of the donation as well as the premium gift items requested on your envelope when I first open the mail, so you can be sure that I have a record of the amount you sent. For your protection, I never enter names, addresses, E-mail addresses or telephone numbers into my computer. I only write your contact information on your envelope itself and nowhere else. As a backup, you can always stick a Post It note on the postal money order (or paper clip a piece of paper) with the your name, address, date, and amount sent as a secondary paper trail, but leave the money order itself BLANK. I am no longer in the banking business and now use U.S. postal money orders as a safe way to pay bills, etc. I hope you can understand.
It’s a good idea to wrap your money order in a single layer of aluminum foil to make it invisible to X-ray machines or human eyes and place inside a folded sheet of paper, which can be your itemized list for premium gifts or the body of our e-mail exchange, etc. If you feel comfortable about it, include a phone number. If there’s a problem, it’s much faster to just call you on the phone rather than go through the e-mail rigamaroll. .
Failure to follow these instructions will result in the return of your donation for correction.
PO Box 3046
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
2. From Outside the USA
For orders outside of the USA, send me an e-mailwith your request and I can provide information for making donations.
Itemize Your E-mail Order
When you send me your e-mail to confrim postage, list the items you desire in a numbered sequence-listing the specific name of the desired item, the suggested donation, and the subtotal for the entire order . E.g.
1. Deluxe Colloidal Sivler generator with AC adapter..$155
2. Orgone Protector pendant ..$75, etc
Subtotal of $230 + shipping
Tell me what state you live in and the ZIP code or what country you live in so I can calculate the postage. Outside the USA, I just need to know the name of the country.
If I have the item on the shelf and ready to go, I can usually send within a few days of receipt. Please note that I mark the date on all mail when I pick it up from the post office. The “delivery clock” starts for me from the pick up date, not from the date that you sent the mail. On average, it takes 4-7 days for First Class mail to be delivered to my post office box from within the USA, and a little longer for overseas mail, unless it was sent by Express or Priority delivery.
If I have to construct the item from scratch, please allow at least 3-6 weeks on average to fill your request, but sometimes it takes longer due to the quantity of orders coming in for handmade items and the quantity of hand made items requested within that order…
The Colloidal Silver subject is ongoing in the blog http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/every-silver-lining-has-a-black-cloud/ ; remarkably, through the heavy promotion on ‘Patriot’, ‘conspiracy’, ‘truther’ and ‘alternative health’ websites, urging self-medication with CS, I’ve determined its a ploy –a plot– to destroy the health of an active and outspoken segment of dissenting citizenry who protest the elimination of our constitutionally protected civil rights.