Why antibiotic-resistant pathogens may get a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic

I want to return to my favorite topic, antibiotics, viewed through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, as ...

Targeting super bacteria with artificial intelligence yields ‘powerful’ discovery

We’re now facing the emergence of strains of super bacteria resistant to one or more antibiotics and an aging arsenal ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Superbugs’ are here to stay. That doesn’t mean scientists are powerless to fight back.

Although it sometimes seems hopeless, there are ways to put the brakes on antibiotic resistance ...
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Viewpoint: There’s a reason we haven’t cured cancer. It has nothing to do with ‘leadership, motivation, or funding’

Although fighting cancer is an admirable cause, there are many things standing in our way of a universal cure, such ...
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Deadly superbug Candida auris is wreaking havoc in hospitals. Where’s the research money needed to stop it?

In the universe of scary drug-resistant pathogens that can kill, Candida auris is having a moment. The freaky fungus, which ...
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Recently discovered Salmonella strain could render some infections ‘simply untreatable’

Scientists at North Carolina State University say they’ve discovered disease-causing Salmonella bacteria in the U.S. that can resist one of ...
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Growing malaria drug resistance worldwide threatens to be ‘disastrous’

It’s not clear why, but the Greater Mekong Subregion—Cambodia, southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam—is a major source of ...
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