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Beating Drug-Resistant TB

By Ruth Williams | September 19, 2012

Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.

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Opinion: Eliminating Meningitis

By Rino Rappuoli | September 17, 2012

Many vaccines are on the market for various serogroups of meningococcal disease, but a solution to provide broad protection against MenB remains elusive.

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Ants Select Better Microbes

By Beth Marie Mole | September 14, 2012

Researchers identified the 3-step process leaf-cutter ants use to grow helpful bacteria on their bodies.

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Bacterial Sentinels of Noses

By Ruth Williams | September 12, 2012

Friendly sinus bacteria may keep sinusitis-causing strains in check.

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Double-Edged TB Drug

By Beth Marie Mole | September 12, 2012

A cheap pain reliever that can kill drug-resistant, tuberculosis-causing bacteria may never be tested.

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Do it Yourself TB Test

By Edyta Zielinska | September 5, 2012

With a cardboard box, a light source, and some filters, roadside clinics can accurately test for tuberculosis.

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A Good Night’s Sleep

By Edyta Zielinska | September 1, 2012

Sleep-wake cycles affect how well our bodies fight disease.

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Flu Fights Dirty

By Hayley Dunning | September 1, 2012

Mimicking a host-cell histone protein offers flu a sneaky tactic to suppress immune response.

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Down and Dirty

By Amy Coombs | September 1, 2012

Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."

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Soil Harbors Antibiotic Resistance

By Ed Yong | August 30, 2012

Identical resistance genes in soil and clinical bacteria hint at dangerous genetic arms trade that is aggravating the antibiotic-resistance crisis.

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