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‘No room for doubt’: New science proves Zika causes microcephaly

By | September 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Blog page|

By Lena H. Sun September 15 Rozilene Ferreira de Mesquita holds her son, Arthur Ferreira da Conceicao, bottom left, while talking to Micaela de Souza Celestino, center, who holds her daughter, Annika Vitoria Medeiros da [...]

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Chronic fatigue syndrome may be a human version of ‘hibernation’

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Blog page|

By Ariana Eunjung Cha September 6 (iStock) One of the most spectacular feats of such creatures as bats, bees and snakes is hibernation. For months at a time, these animals essentially go into power-save mode. Their temperature drops, metabolism slows [...]

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Newest superbug found in a Connecticut toddler

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Blog page|

By Lena H. Sun September 9 A strain of E. coli bacteria with the superbug gene known as mcr-1. (Jonathon Thompson/Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) This summer, a Pennsylvania woman was found to carry [...]

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Singapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screening

By | September 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Blog page|

By Ariana Eunjung Cha August 29 A public service announcement against the spread of Aedes mosquitoes, a carrier for the Zika virus, in the Aljunied Crescent neighborhood of Singapore on Aug. 29. (Roslan Rahman/Agence France-Presse [...]

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To Your Health: Scientists find new antibiotic in the human nose

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Blog page|

This scanning electron micrograph depicts numerous clumps of methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus bacteria. or MRSA. (Janice Carr/Jeff Hageman ) Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one [...]

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Major global partnership to speed antibiotic development launched

By | July 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Blog page|

By Lena H. Sun July 28 Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, is considered "nightmare bacteria" because of its resistance to many antibiotics. (Reuters) U.S. and British officials announced an ambitious collaboration Thursday designed to accelerate the [...]

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