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An ambitious plan to stop the rise of superbugs

David Pride, University of California San Diego Antibiotic resistance is here to stay, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything to stop it. A headline...

Microbes that live in fishes’ slimy mucus coating could lead chemists...

Sandra Loesgen, Oregon State University One day in the future, you may take a pill to treat an illness – and owe your recovery to...

How to train the body’s own cells to combat antibiotic resistance

Zahidul Alam, University of Pennsylvania Drug-resistant superbugs have threatened human health for decades. The situation is getting worse because of the shortage of new antibiotics....

How scientists are fighting infection-causing biofilms

Nicholas Fitzkee, Mississippi State University The surfaces people interact with every day may seem rather mundane, but at the molecular scale, there is more activity...

Three reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic

Christine Crudo Blackburn, Texas A&M University ; Andrew Natsios, Texas A&M University , and Gerald W. Parker, Texas A&M University One hundred years after...

Bacteria may be powerful weapon against antibiotic resistance

Terence Crofts, Washington University in St Louis When I was a child, my parents gave me a sweet pink syrup to destroy the bacteria causing...

Why you may not need all those days of antibiotics

Brad Spellberg, University of Southern California A recent article in the British Medical Journal set off a bit of a firestorm with its claim that...

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