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Plan to battle citrus greening disease in Florida with antibiotics sparks backlash from activists, some scientists

Nature | 
In the next month or so, orange trees across Florida will erupt in white blossoms, signalling the start of another ...
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‘More infectious than Ebola’: Dangerous superbug yeast troubles researchers

Wired | 
[A] yeast, a new variety of an organism so common that it’s used as one of the basic tools of ...
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Ranch fights to preserve rare pre-hybrid US chickens and their unique genetics

Popular Science | 
Every bird on [Good Shepherd Ranch] was hatched there, from an egg that was laid there, from parents that were ...
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Instead of GMO citrus greening solution, Florida officials seek permission to spray antibiotics

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Florida’s Department of Agriculture ...

Video series takes consumers inside large scale livestock, produce farms

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. As 2016 approached, two ...

Antibiotic resistance genes identified in growing list of countries

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. More news is emerging ...

International regulations urged for antibiotic use in livestock

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The international community needs ...

Concern rising over rainforest disease ‘neglected’ by drug companies

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  I told a story ...

Regulatory oversight may have allowed deadly pig virus into US in 2013

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  How diseases cross borders ...

New MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia causing concern ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  When last we checked ...

CDC requests funding from Congress to fight antibiotic resistance

National Geographic | 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that illnesses and deaths from antibiotic resistance will rise in the U.S. unless ...

Gut dwelling hospital infection linked to supermarket meats

National Geographic | 
One of the most common and troubling infections that occur in healthcare may come from an unexpected source, according to ...

Measles virus’s high transmissibility further stresses importance of vaccination

National Geographic | 
In its bulletin the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC said that a toddler traveling from India gave a Minneapolis man measles when the ...

Are we nearing the end of antibiotics?

National Geographic | 
The antibiotic era isn’t actually very old. It begins, depending on how picky you are, with Alexander Fleming’s accidental recognition of ...

MERS arrival in yet another country raises concerns about global preparedness

National Geographic | 
A respiratory virus that originates in the Middle East and has been hopscotching the globe for three years has landed in ...

White House tackles antibiotic resistance at first ever summit

National Geographic | 
Representatives of more than 150 health care organizations, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies federal health agencies and food-production interests met at ...

Drop in antibiotic profitability partially responsible for rise of resistance

National Geographic | 
Within the slow-brewing crisis of antibiotic resistance—which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention kills 23,000 Americans each ...

Antibiotic use in livestock may pose health threat to farm workers

National Geographic | 
A new study by the researcher who has done the most to pin down the presence of “pig MRSA” in the United States ...

Six decades ago, US celebrated first successful polio vaccine

National Geographic | 
Sixty years ago, at about the time you’re reading this, church bells began to ring across the United States. Cars honked ...

Can ancient Anglo-Saxon remedy cure MRSA infection?

National Geographic | 
A plant-based ointment recipe pulled from a 1,000-year-old manuscript is spiking excitement about what historical knowledge and traditional remedies can do to ...

Ancient wheat DNA found in Britain provides clues to history of agriculture

National Geographic | 
Some of us spend so much time thinking about not eating wheat, particularly its key protein, gluten, that it can be difficult ...
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Is the antibiotics miracle about to end–And to what end?

Medium | 
Predictions that we might sacrifice the antibiotic miracle have been around almost as long as the drugs themselves. Penicillin was ...

Understanding the UCLA superbug problem

National Geographic | 
The UCLA Health System announced earlier this week that seven patients—two of whom died—became infected by highly drug-resistant bacteria that ...

Antibiotic resistance may be bigger problem than previously thought

Wired | 
A project commissioned by the British government has released estimates of the near-future global toll of antibiotic resistance that are ...
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Sequencing finds antibiotic resistance in bacteria moving from livestock to humans

Wired | 
Scientists use genetics to uncover the "smoking gun" in the crossing-over of antibiotic resistance from livestock to human ...