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Safety problems at US germ labs acknowledged

(AP)—The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged Wednesday that systemic safety problems have for years plagued federal public health laboratories that handle dangerous ...

Jul 16, 2014
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The end of the antibiotic era

Doctors' propensity to prescribe antibiotics for any illness and the human behavioural influence on outbreaks have come under the spotlight at the 10th Prestigious Lecture entitled Superbugs: Are the bugs winning the war?

Jul 11, 2014
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Gut bacteria are protected by host during illness

To protect their gut microbes during illness, sick mice produce specialized sugars in the gut that feed their microbiota and maintain a healthy microbial balance. This protective mechanism also appears to help resist or tolerate ...