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Military superbug, quiet civilian epidemic

Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq are battling a bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics. While the military is confronting the problem, it may be a growing concern for civilian hospitals in the U.S.


MRSA, the superbug

Resistant to antibiotics and growing tougher by the year, MRSA is responsible for 19,000 deaths each year in the U.S. But are its rising rates a true public health crisis or an overblown cause for alarm?


Gut feelings: Intestinal bacteria identified

Researchers have identified three different communities of intestinal microbes, not specific to age, gender or ethnicity. Can identifying these bacterial enterotypes lead to insights about the roles they play in autoimmune diseases and obesity?

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