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Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

By Bonnie M. Marshall and Stuart B. Levy | April 1, 2012

Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.

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MRSA Found in Antibiotic-free Meat

By Hannah Waters | February 2, 2012

Just because meat is labeled “antibiotic-free” doesn’t mean it’s antibiotic-resistant superbug-free.

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Antimicrobial Cross-Resistance Risk

By Sabrina Richards | January 24, 2012

Bacteria that evolve resistance to antimicrobial therapies may be able to evade natural immune peptides.

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FDA Curbs Livestock Antibiotics

By Tia Ghose | January 6, 2012

The agency has limited the use of antibiotics in farm animals.

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The Evolution of Drug Resistance

By Ruth Williams | December 18, 2011

Researchers use whole-genome sequencing to keep tabs on the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

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Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics

By Edyta Zielinska | December 5, 2011

Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.

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Mapping Antibiotic Use and Resistance

By Bob Grant | November 17, 2011

New data reveals troubling trends in the pharmaceutical fight against bacteria.

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The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics

By Cristina Luiggi | August 31, 2011

Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.

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Wrestling with Recurrent Infections

By Gayatri Vedantam and Glenn S. Tillotson | May 1, 2011

Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.

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