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Posts tagged antibiotics

September 19, 2010

 

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Do Frogs Have A Weapon To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs?

Scientists claim they may have found a new way to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs...with a little help from frogs!

July 12, 2010

 

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New Bandage Can Actually Treat Infection

While we all know that a kiss and a Band-Aid could usually cure our tears, it didn't really make our injuries go away. But what if it could?

April 24, 2009

 

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Leafcutter Ants

Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.

January 27, 2005

 

Ashes, Ashes

According to some historians, "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about the plague that wiped out nearly half the population of Europe during the Middle Ages.

September 16, 2004

 

A Pain in the Ear

Why is it that young children always get ear aches, but adults never do? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 19, 2004

 

Fencing in Bacteria

What do you do when infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa? You'll want to know! Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 3, 2003

 

Do Bacteria Build Resistance to Antibiotic Ointments?

Since bacteria can build resistance to antibiotics, is it wise to use antibiotic ointments? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Offensive Plants

Everyone knows that plants have some pretty good passive defense mechanisms. Learn about plants and their offensive strategies on A Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

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Maggot Therapy

Before modern antibiotics, doctors sometimes relied on an unusual, but effective therapy for keeping wounds from getting infected. Yep, you guessed it: maggots.

September 27, 2003

 

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Cancer Cells and Chemotherapy

Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.

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