superbugs

Dear Future

Viruses Are the Antibiotics of the Future

Bacteriophages and the enzymes they produce are being used in Georgia to kill bacteria that is resistant to every known type of antibiotic.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.7.17
Not-so-super bugs

These Are the Most Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs in the World

As these bugs develop resistance to our last line of defense, it puts us in a serious pickle.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.27.17
nature

Baby Tasmanian Devils Have Given Us a Potential Treatment for Superbugs

Because devil babies are born so young, their mother’s milk is spiked with powerful antibiotics.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.18.16
Health

Vegans, You’re Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance, Too

For the first time, the United Nations general assembly is holding a high-level meeting on antibiotic resistance.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.15.16
Health

How Worried Should We Be About the 'Nightmare Bacteria' Making Headlines?

Don't panic...yet.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.31.16
maggots

A Scientist Has a Solution to Antibiotic Resistance—Genetically Modified Maggots

Wound-munching bugs could be the future of medicine
Kate Lunau
3.24.16
Health

Global Restrictions on Farm Antibiotics Needed to Fight Superbugs, Report Says

A new report calls for a concerted global effort, not just localized changes.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.8.15
Features

Why New Antibiotics Never Come to Market

We're finding new antibiotics, but we can't develop them into drugs.
David Cox
11.6.15
News

California Is Poised to Enact the Strictest Farm Antibiotics Law in the Country

The pending legislation just needs to pass the governor.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.9.15
Health

Why Is It Still Legal to Use Human Antibiotics on Farm Animals?

There has been a bill to make it illegal since 1999, but congress won't touch it.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.25.15
Drugs

Meat-Eaters Are Doing More Than the Government to Get Antibiotics Out of Food

The government keeps saying changes are being made, but the real motivation seems to be coming from consumer pressure.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.15.15
News

'Probiotic Yogurt' for Chickens Could Help Us Fight Superbugs

Researchers are keen on the idea of sustainable, effective alternatives to antibiotics.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.29.15
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