Superbugs in Space

 By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Co-Editors   In mid-February, NASA launched a superbug into space. The idea was to study how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, mutates in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station. Using space to predict the future of this deadly pathogen could give us […]

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Do Bugs Need Drugs? Program: Keeping the Magic in the Bullet

Guest post by Stuart Shepherd and Dr. David Patrick Until the discovery of antibiotics in the mid-20th century, bacterial diseases played a gruesome role in the human canon. Plagues swept through the population with harrowing frequency; minor infections spread and disfigured; and 30% of all deaths occurred in children under 5 years old. Life was […]

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