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Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Lyme bacteria settled in North America far earlier than we thought

Insight into the disease’s ancient origins points toward the causes of the current epidemic

By | Posted November 29, 2017

Hey gang, crystals will not cure your cancer

Hey gang, crystals will not cure your cancer

It turns out that the best medicine is medicine

By | Posted September 21, 2017

Giving antibiotics a boost

Giving antibiotics a boost

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

By | Posted June 21, 2017

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

Having a colonoscopy? Those bowel cleanses remain a necessary inconvenience, but doctors are working to make them less unpleasant

By | Posted April 19, 2017

A minor problem with medical marijuana

A minor problem with medical marijuana

Parents want it — and get it — but pediatricians are concerned about giving medical marijuana to kids

By | Posted February 15, 2017

Why salmonella is so hard to beat

Why salmonella is so hard to beat

New food safety rules emphasize active prevention but face steep challenges

By | Posted November 27, 2015

A kiss of death

A kiss of death

Blood-sucking bugs are spreading Chagas disease in Texas

By | Posted November 19, 2015

Can doctors fix a broken heart?

Can doctors fix a broken heart?

Cardiologists struggle to effectively treat severe heart attacks

By | Posted November 15, 2015

Ig Nobels fail to bring a key field to view

Ig Nobels fail to bring a key field to view

Missing microbes on science’s goofiest day

By | Posted September 22, 2015

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Not just a hospital problem anymore

Even animals that live far from humans are developing resistance to antibiotics, alarming puzzled researchers

By | Posted December 11, 2014

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