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Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance

By Jef Akst | June 25, 2014

E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.

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FDA Approves Another New Antibiotic

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 24, 2014

Second new drug to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus approved under US Food and Drug Administration incentive program. 

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The Wound Microbiome

By Kerry Grens | June 23, 2014

Determining which critters are present in an infected wound could aid in treatment, particularly of soldiers injured in combat.


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Re-examining Rots

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.  

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Agencies Partner to Help Commercialize Biomedical Discoveries

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 19, 2014

Collaborative effort from the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health offers business training for federally funded researchers.


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California’s Whooping Cough Epidemic

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 18, 2014

State health department reports pertussis outbreak and recommends that infants and pregnant women be vaccinated.  


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Interactome Analysis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 17, 2014

Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.


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Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?

By Jef Akst | June 12, 2014

A study implicates the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as causing stroke or heart attack following stress.

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Scientists generate tumor-targeting molecules that can be used for imaging and treatment.


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MERS Double Publication?

By Jef Akst | June 11, 2014

Two papers on the same Middle East respiratory syndrome victim hint at uncouth scientific competition and possible laboratory contamination, plus illuminate potential issues within the Saudi Arabian health ministry. 


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