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9 eye-opening facts about antibiotic resistance — and 1 hopeful approach to overcoming it
Imagine, for a moment, living in a world where getting a cut could be life-threatening. That’s exactly what would happen if our antibiotics lose their ability to treat bacterial infections. Learn more about antibiotic resistance in bacteria and what Jim Collins and his team at MIT are doing to identify effective new drugs.
Posted Jul 2020
Here’s why you need to get a flu shot, even if you don’t want one
It’s no fun having a needle stuck into your arm. But remember: You’re not just getting a flu shot for yourself -- you’re protecting your family, friends, coworkers and community, too.
Posted Nov 2019
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Could the key to fighting antibiotic resistance in humans be found in the blood of the deadly Komodo dragon?
Bacterial infections that are resistant to treatment by our existing antibiotics are a huge threat to human health -- and an enormous challenge for medicine. Scientists are exploring one fascinating line of research: compounds modeled after those found in the blood of the fearsome Komodo dragon.
Posted Oct 2019