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Penicillins Reveal Additional Antibacterial Power

Penicillins Reveal Additional Antibacterial Power

Penicillin and its relatives have been in wide use since the 1940s, but researchers have only now discovered another way that it thwarts bacteria. Karen Hopkin reports

 

December 19, 2014 — Karen Hopkin
Raw Milk Sicknesses Rise

Raw Milk Sicknesses Rise

Nonpasteurized milk is fueling more outbreaks and hospitalizations. Dina Fine Maron reports

December 16, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

100 Years of Bubonic Plague

In the last century alone, researchers have described more than 1,000 cases of plague infections in the U.S.

December 11, 2014 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience
Ebola Survivors Crucial to Containing the Epidemic

Ebola Survivors Crucial to Containing the Epidemic

By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Ebola survivors with little to no risk of re-infection are critical to controlling the epidemic and training them has the potential to save thousands of lives and decrease the spread of the virus, experts said on Wednesday.

December 9, 2014
Malaria Death Rates Fall

Malaria Death Rates Fall

Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 and cases are falling steadily as more people are properly diagnosed and treated and more get mosquito nets, the WHO said

December 9, 2014
Why Biologists Need More Computer Power [Video]

Why Biologists Need More Computer Power [Video]

Mathematical modeling isn't just for physicists any more. Using mathematical equations and computer programs to simulate reality is becoming vitally important to understanding biology as well

December 5, 2014 — Christine Gorman
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