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Drug-resistant Superbugs Hit 35 States, Spread Worldwide

USA Today reports that bacteria that are able to survive every modern antibiotic are cropping up in many U.S. hospitals and are spreading outside the USA, public health officials say. The bugs, reported by hospitals in more than 35 states, typically strike the critically ill and are fatal in 30% to 60% of cases. Israeli […]

New Drug-resistant Superbugs Discovered in 3 States

Health officials report an infectious-disease nightmare appears t be unfolding. A new gene that can turn many types of bacteria into superbugs resistant to nearly all antibiotics has sickened people in three states and is showing up around the world. Read Article

Arsenal of Antibiotics Not Being Restocked Due To Stalemate

This is one of those stories that you’re probably not hearing a lot about, but that doesn’t diminish the looming threat if it isn’t addressed soon. Drug companies are abandoning the antibacterial business, citing high development costs, low return on investment and, increasingly, a nearly decade-long stalemate with the Food and Drug Administration over how […]

Artificial Life Breakthrough Announced by Scientists

Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell. The researchers constructed a bacterium’s “genetic software” and transplanted it into a host cell. The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species “dictated” by the synthetic DNA. The advance, published in Science, has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but […]

Concerns Over Superbugs In Our Food Supply

About two years ago, dozens of workers at a large chicken hatchery in Arkansas began experiencing mysterious skin rashes, with painful lumps scattered over their hands, arms, and legs. “They hurt real bad,” says Joyce Long, 48, a 32-year veteran of the hatchery, where until recently, workers handled eggs and chicks with bare hands. “When […]