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New evidence supports the idea that a drop in concentrations of the disinfectant during the town’s water crisis caused several deaths and severe illness.


The data cannot confirm whether an outbreak of cases in recent years in Michigan was caused by contaminated drinking water. 


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Copper Stopper

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.

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Nanoscale Defenses

By Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016

Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.


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Legionella Strikes Again

By Jef Akst | September 2, 2015

Following an outbreak in New York City last month, Legionnaires’ disease pops up in Illinois and California. 


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Legionnaires’ Bacteria at GSK

By Jef Akst | August 14, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline temporarily shuts down a manufacturing plant in North Carolina after Legionella bacteria are detected in two external cooling towers.


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Legionnaires’ Disease Kills Eight in NYC

By Jef Akst | August 6, 2015

New York City reports its eighth victim of Legionnaires’ disease in the past month. Nearly 100 people have been hospitalized.

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Pathogen Found in Wiper Fluid

By Tracy Vence | May 19, 2014

Scientists isolate the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease in windshield-washing liquid taken from school buses.


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Forced Feeding

By Edyta Zielinska | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in drug development


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Top 7 in Microbiology

By Edyta Zielinska | September 26, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000


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