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UC Davis Working to Help Speed Ebola Drug Production

Researchers at the University of California, Davis will explore ways to speed production of the Ebola drug with a $200,000 rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation. Developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San Diego, in collaboration with the U.S. government and partners in Canada, Zmapp is a cocktail of antibodies  Read More »

Possible Game-Changing Antibiotics from Soil Bacterium

Researchers have found a potential drug to fight the evolving antibiotic crisis, buried just underfoot in the soil in Maine. Named teixobactin, the promising target was discovered by a team led by Kim Lewis of Northeastern University, and has proven effective at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in  Read More »

Jan. 9 news: Measles at Disneyland, e-cigarette regulation, flu tracking

John McPhee on plate tectonics

‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose an Overseas Threat

Tens of thousands of newborns in India are dying after being infected by antibiotic resistant bacteria.