Bacteria on the Rise
Since the 1950s, researchers have worried about the potential dangers of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. Now, it seems those concerns were warranted. Experts writing in this week's issue of The Lancet say some 2 billion people worldwide carry S. aureus, and as many as 52 million may carry a dangerous form known as meticillin-methicillin) resistant S. aureus, or MRSA.
One of the biggest problems is that well over 50 percent of malaria parasites are resistant to current therapies. Now one American doctor has found a way to treat drug-resistant malaria.
First Major New Class of Antibiotics In Decades
Scientists have found a chemical that might one day prove critical in the ongoing fight against germs that have developed resistance to existing antibiotics.
a Toxin's Back
New inhibitor prevents botulinum poison from carrying out its dirty work
may Extend the Life of Brain Cancer Patients