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December 9, 2019
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that have infected more than 100 people and that have been linked to pet store puppies appear to have spread at least in part because healthy dogs were given antibiotics — a decision that all but surely fostered…
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Some health professionals are advocating for shorter antibiotics courses, going so far as to say maybe patients should stop taking antibiotics once they feel better.
By Fedor Kossakovski
Dr. John Rex discusses the growing concerns around antibacterial resistance and why so many companies have stopped trying to create new drugs.
By Paul Solman
Shark attacks are incredibly unlikely, but here are seven things swimmers should actually be afraid of — and how to avoid them.
By Jonathan Wosen, STAT
By Hyacinth Empinado, STAT
Forget iTunes or your old zipper case of DVDs. How about storing movies in a Petri dish of E. coli? All you need is some genetic engineering with CRISPR.
By Lora Strum, Julia Griffin
It’s spreading! Scientists at Harvard Medical School in Boston and Technion-Israel have designed a way to document bacteria as the microbes become impervious to antibiotics.
By PBS NewsHour
By Nsikan Akpan
By nailing down the genetic ingredients for life, synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute may have redefined the rules for what's essential for survival.
Scientists in Japan have discovered bacteria that feed on plastic and may change the future of recycling.
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