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July 3, 2014

 

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Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

May 15, 2014

 

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Antibiotic Frogs 

Could amphibians help us defeat superbugs someday? Some researchers think so.

August 9, 2013

 

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Fecal Transplants, C-Diff, And Poop!

Doctors have been having remarkable success with a rather unconventional type of treatment: fecal transplantation.

February 25, 2013

 

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The FDA Is Restricting Antibiotic Use In Livestock

The trouble is, when antibiotics are used in small amounts over long periods of time, drug resistant super bugs can develop.

June 15, 2012

 

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Maggot Therapy And Modern Medicine

During World War 1 soldiers' maggot-infested wounds almost never became infected. What was going on?

April 13, 2012

 

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You’re Giving Me an Ulcer

Have you ever heard that too much stress causes stomach ulcers?

May 18, 2011

 

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When Antibiotics Don’t Work…

New strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are appearing faster than scientists can discover new antibiotics.

March 16, 2011

 

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How Do Antibiotics Know Where To Target?

Our bodies are also made up of living cells, the antibiotics have to distinguish between the cells in our bodies and the cells of the bacteria.

February 25, 2011

 

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Sir Alexander Fleming, Penicillium, And The History Of Antibiotics

People have used moldy and fermented substances to treat wounds for over three thousand years. Learn about the history of antibiotics.

February 17, 2011

 

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Cancer Cells And Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

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