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Drug resistant superbacteria – they’re what’s for dinner… or are they?

July 11, 2007


Finally, after years of mostly bad news in the competition between antibiotics developed by medical researchers and drug-resistance developed by bacteria, we have some good news. A class of drugs currently used to treat osteoporosis appears to stop conjugation, or the sharing of DNA between bacteria. It is conjugation that enables one bacteria that has […]

Muzzling your Surgeon General is not the best way to boost your approval rating

July 11, 2007


Dr. Richard Carmona, President Bush’s Surgeon General from 2002 to 2006, testified yesterday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the Bush Administration interfered with his duties as the nation’s doctor (Reuters story). “Anything that doesn’t fit into the political appointees’ ideological, theological or political agenda is ignored, marginalized or simply buried…. The […]