Oncology & Cancer

Ancient natural medicine could improve cancer treatment

For centuries, people all over the world have been using medical plants to fight infections, boost wound healing, and for religious ceremonies. And for centuries, scientists have been trying to identify the active substances ...

Medications

Combating antibiotic resistance

As long as antibiotics have existed, so too has antibiotic resistance—the inevitable result as infectious bacteria continually evolve to evade the very drugs designed to kill them.

Biomedical technology

Test determines antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes

A technique that measures the metabolic activity of bacteria with an electric probe can identify antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes, a dramatic improvement from the one to two days required by current techniques.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic resistance outwitted by supercomputers

Scientists may have made a giant leap in fighting the biggest threat to human health by using supercomputing to keep pace with the impressive ability of diseases to evolve.

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