Ahmed Swealem

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'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse

Antibiotic Research UK director says chances of salvaging most important drugs are 50-50 after resistant bacteria found in pigs and humans in England and Wales<p>It is “almost too late” to stop a global superbug crisis caused by the misuse of antibiotics, a leading expert has warned.<p>Scientists have a …

Thousands of new doctors opting for a better life abroad

Disillusioned medics are quitting the NHS and heading for countries such as Australia<p>Doctors who are newly qualified form a growing proportion of the thousands of British medics seeking jobs abroad each year, triggering concerns that the NHS is heading for a staffing crisis.<p>Specialist recruitment …

New class of antibiotic could turn the tables in battle against superbugs

The powerful antimicrobial teixobactin was discovered using a new technique that could speed up the discovery of new antibiotics to tackle resistance<p>Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotic using a revolutionary procedure hailed as a game changer in the hunt for medicines to fight …

Has Stanford University found a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

A drug which boosts the brain's immune response could prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease<p>Alzheimer's could be prevented and even cured by boosting the brain's own immune response, new research suggests.<p>Researchers at Stanford University discovered that nerve cells die because cells which are …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why Increasing Antarctic Sea Ice Doesn't Mean Climate Change Isn't Happening

Antarctic sea ice reached a record high this year, topping 20 million square kilometers (nearly 8 million square miles) in September — a milestone it hadn't touched since 1979.<p>It's a fact climate change deniers are fond of repeating. If the planet is warming, shouldn't sea ice be melting away …

Global Warming

Health warning: Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

Better for your lungs, worse for your hard drives, e-cigarettes can potentially infect a computer if plugged in to charge<p>E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious …

Randy Schekman: first, a breakthrough in cell research. Now for one in publishing

The Nobel laureate who identified how cells transport and secrete proteins now aims to take on the ‘elite’ science journals<p>There is a knock at the door early on in my interview with Nobel prize-winning cell biologist Randy Schekman at his office at the University of California, Berkeley, …

The man who grew eyes

Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells<p>The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly …