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Antibiotic Progress on Superbugs Called "Alarmingly Slow"

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April 22, 2013
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New antibiotics for superbugs are critically needed to save lives, Canadian and US infectious disease experts warn.


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Tuberculosis: Research Collaboration to Target a Killer Disease

Tuberculosis: Research Collaboration to Target a Killer Disease

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) German and South African scientists are collaborating in Durban to find new ways of fighting tuberculosis, or TB. For the past 20 years the number of cases of TB has been on the rise, in part because conventional antibiotic treatment has become less and less effective. South Africa is a region especially badly affected by TB. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, who heads the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, has set up a research group there in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an American biomedical research institute.
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Cycling Antibiotics Could Fight Resistant Bacteria

Cycling Antibiotics Could Fight Resistant Bacteria

Newsy (Sep. 26, 2013) A new study suggests most antibiotics can be paired with another to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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Superbugs in Showdown With Antibiotics, 'Crisis' Predicted

Superbugs in Showdown With Antibiotics, 'Crisis' Predicted

Newsy (Nov. 18, 2013) New information published Sunday shows up to a century of medical advances could be lost because of new superbugs that are immune to antibiotics.
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Snake Venom Is World's Strongest Beer

Snake Venom Is World's Strongest Beer

Buzz60 (Oct. 29, 2013) A Scottish brewery called Brewmeister has created what is being called the world's strongest beer. Snake Venom is 67.5% proof and comes in a variety of flavors ranging from bubblegum to caramel. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) takes a look.
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