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What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

Hair follicle stem cells hold clues to balding

New research describes some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it stops growing, and when it falls out.<p>The researchers report their …

Mutant mosquito virus may serve as vaccine for deadly disease

Eastern equine encephalitis virus, which kills about half of the people it infects, uses a newly identified mechanism to “hijack” cells of its hosts …

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

Q&A: Doctor of internal medicine Ed Etchells

Kevin Van Paassen<p>Do you find that many people don’t understand what ‘internal medicine’ means?<p>My mother isn’t even sure what I do, so there probably is a disconnect in that regard. An internal medicine specialist is good at diagnosis and treating conditions with medications, that’s what we do.<p>Our …