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US State Department Names New Science Envoys

By Shawna Williams | June 13, 2018

The five high-profile scientists are charged with helping strengthen international cooperation.

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The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.

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How Bacteria Eat Penicillin

By Shawna Williams | April 30, 2018

Scientists work out the specific genes and biochemical steps required for digesting the very drugs designed to kill microbes.

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Drug-free environments, such as a designated ward in a hospital, might reduce the strength of selection for resistance.

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New Class of Drugs Kills MRSA in Mice

By Jim Daley | March 28, 2018

Researchers find two new antibiotics that offer promise in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria.  

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A study finds substantial growth in use of the drugs this century, linked to gains in wealth in low- and middle-income countries.

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Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria

By Catherine Offord | March 20, 2018

A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.

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image: Louise Slaughter, Scientist and Congresswoman, Dies

Louise Slaughter, Scientist and Congresswoman, Dies

By Kerry Grens | March 19, 2018

Trained in microbiology, Slaughter championed science, women’s health, and consumer protections as a member of the US House of Representatives.

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In January, health officials began an aggressive vaccination campaign to counter the spreading disease.

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Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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