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The 5 Worst Leadership Qualities: How Many Does Your Boss Have?

A positive attitude isn't always a great look for a leader.<p>Sometimes, good intentions backfire. Your boss might think they’re displaying impeccable leadership qualities by being a cheerleader, always insisting the team can succeed, even though consistent success is a pipe dream at best.<p>They might …

Leadership

Study reveals how bacteria communicate in groups to avoid antibiotics

In a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois …

Microbiology

Here Are The Best, Most Wonderfully Nerdy Signs From The March For Science 2018

March for Science protesters gathered in several US cities on Saturday to advocate for science in public policy and demonstrate against anti-science policies of the Trump administration. They also had some very clever signs.

Geek

Study Shows Hand Dryers Spray Poop on You

For decades, hand dryers have been presented as an environmentally and hygienically friendly way to remove water and bacteria after washing hands …

Microbiology

First proof a synthesized antibiotic is capable of treating superbugs

A "game changing" new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an infection for the first …

Researchers define target and mechanism of antibacterial drug fidaxomicin (dificid)

A team of Rutgers University and international scientists has determined the molecular target and mechanism of the antibacterial drug fidaxomicin …

Flu warfare may look different next year

<b>(CNN) —</b> New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon.<p>One experimental treatment developed by researchers in Japan has garnered plenty of attention, but only time will tell whether or not the drug is worthy of whole-hearted enthusiasm.<p>In October, Shionogi & Co. Ltd., based in …

Microbiology

Scientists Just Found a Super-Powerful New Class of Antibiotics in Dirt

It can kill MRSA.<p>The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one …

Antibiotics fail in fifth of post-op infections as experts warn resistance could have 'catastrophic' results

Antibiotics are now failing to work in a fifth of patients who suffer an infection after hospital surgery, according to the first major study investigating the crisis.<p>The global research, published by the Lancet, found that one in eight patients undergoing common procedures such as appendix removal …

Medicine

Bacteria hidden under our feet may be a new weapon against superbugs

Digging for Drugs<p>A newly discovered family of dirt-dwelling antibiotics could be our best weapon against treatment-resistant “superbugs.”<p>Researchers …

A Common Sugar Additive Might Be Driving The Rise of One of The Most Aggressive Superbugs

Antibiotics are only part of the problem.<p>A sugar additive used in several foods could have helped spread a seriously dangerous superbug around the …

11 Rapid-Fire Facts About The Untouchables

Loosely based on the 1960s cops-and-robbers television series starring Robert Stack, Brian De Palma's <i>The Untouchables</i> pitted Kevin Costner’s Eliot …

Pop Culture

Drug tag team clobbers antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Penicillin has been around since 1928, which means the bugs it's meant to fight have had almost 100 years to develop strategies to survive its …

New Skin Patch Monitors Glucose and Delivers Diabetes Drugs

People with diabetes need to closely monitor their blood glucose levels multiple times every day, usually using a device that pricks their finger for …

French Start-Up Releases Bacteria-Powered Lights

In a world of increasingly scarce resources, viable power alternatives are at a premium. A Paris-based company called Glowee has seized this …

The Most Distinctive Cause of Death in Each State

Today's map comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Inspired by some state-preference maps they saw on Facebook last year, the CDC …

Pop Culture

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are No Match For Medieval Potion

Recipe from Bald's Leechbook found to be highly effective against MRSA<p>Bloodletting, mercury cures, holes drilled in the head—many ancient medical remedies seem ill-advised based on our modern understanding of medicine. But researchers recently found that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon treatment …

Microbiology

White House Antibiotic Plan Pushes Drugmakers, Hospitals to Fight Superbugs

The White House released a five-year, $1.2 billion plan on Friday to fight drug-resistant “superbugs” that includes better tracking of infections, faster tests and new drugs.<p>Hospitals will be pushed to do a better job of controlling infections such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), …

Public Health

Even 'last resort' antibiotics are starting to fail - Futurity

Bacteria implicated in serious infections at hospitals may be on the verge of becoming "superbugs." Are we at the start of the post-antibiotic era?

Five diseases far deadlier than Ebola found in the US

Ebola is far from the deadliest disease to ever reach US shores - we look at five others currently or recently observed in the US with higher fatality rates<p>More than 100 Americans in Dallas could have been exposed to the deadly strain of <b>Ebola</b> currently sweeping West Africa, after the first case on …

Louisiana residents warned of brain-eating organism in water supply

Water warning culprit is Naegleria fowleri, a type of warm-water-loving microorganism, which can work its way into the brain<p>For the third time in a year, Louisiana residents are being cautioned to watch out for a deadly, brain-eating amoeba-like organism in the water supply in part of the …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

Drunk Without Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food in Gut

Nick Hess lives an active lifestyle, biking, swimming and playing volleyball. But three years ago, the 34-year-old waiter practically collapsed onto …

We May One Day Go Viral For That Perfect Smile

A healthy mouth is obsession in America and people are willing to spend to get it. In a 2009 report on oral health suggested close to 11 billion dollars will be spent on keeping those pearly whites bright. Yet there may be a less expensive route to help maintain dental hygiene across the globe …

Microbiology

The Disquieting Delights Of Salt-Rising Bread

How Clostridium, a nasty pathogen, makes an infectiously delicious confection<p>I've recently come across a fringe fermentation method that, unlike the breads and brews and yogurts and pickles and misos we know and love, isn't run by the usual benign microbes. The engine behind this fermentation …

Baking

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