Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 9, 2016) Scientists are extracting the venom of scorpions and spiders in the hunt for valuable molecules that could help in the battle against drug-resistant superbugs. Matthew Stock reports.
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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 ... watch video
AP (May 30, 2013) Russian researchers say they have discovered a perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age ... watch video
Newsy (June 5, 2014) Researchers at Duke say serious skin infections could be cured with single-dose antibiotics instead of standard courses lasting seven to 10 days.
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Sep. 26, 2016 Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research. And the spice may also contribute to a general improvement in overall health, say authors of a new ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 In the animal kingdom colorful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study has studied the conspicuous wing coloration of two species of damselflies. Their results ... read more
Apr. 9, 2014 In the fight against 'superbugs,' scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily ... read more
Mar. 4, 2014 As a new CDC report shows potential harmful overuse of antibiotic prescriptions in hospitals, commentary sheds light on why too many may be doled out. Overuse of antibiotics leads to the development ... read more
Apr. 29, 2013 Giving prescribers access to education and advice or imposing restrictions on use can curb overuse or inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. ... read more
Apr. 18, 2013 A new study concludes that problems with antibiotic resistance faced by outpatients may be as bad as those in hospitalized patients, and that more studies of outpatients are needed -- both to protect ... read more