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Tuberculosis Scare on US Airways Flight

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December 2, 2013
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Authorities are trying to determine if a man on board a US Airways flight that landed in Phoenix had tuberculosis. Linda So reports.


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Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

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Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — An increasing number of antibiotics is proving less effective and developing new drugs is not lucrative for the pharmaceuticals industry. Now there's help from a relatively young scientific discipline that marries entomology and biotechnology.Many bugs are masters at adaptation and survival and they boast an incredibly robust immune system. Scientists from Giessen are searching for molecules and proteins with which insects successfully fight off bacteria and fungi. They've isolated a molecule from the multicolored Asian lady beetle which could work against tuberculosis and malaria. And even the honeycomb moth produces molecules that can combat disease-causing pathogens.
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The Tuberculosis Time Bomb

The Tuberculosis Time Bomb

NDTV (Mar. 25, 2013) — In India, tuberculosis has a very high mortality rate, and despite government efforts, it continues to claim lives across the country.
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WHO Says Antibiotic Resistant 'Superbugs' Now Global Threat

WHO Says Antibiotic Resistant 'Superbugs' Now Global Threat

Newsy (May 1, 2014) — The agency says drugs to treat diseases like tuberculosis and gonorrhea have been rendered practically useless by the diseases' drug resistance. Video provided by Newsy
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