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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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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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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

Wildebeest, science advice for Trump, antibiotics, and more

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There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

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Untreatable Gonorrhea Rising Globally

By Diana Kwon | July 7, 2017

Fifty countries report strains of the bacteria that are resistant to last-resort antibiotics.

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Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks

By The Scientist Staff | June 26, 2017

The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.

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