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FDA limits some antibiotics in livestock

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered farmers to limit the use of a type of antibiotics they give livestock because it could make people more resistant to a key antibiotic that can save lives, encouraging ...

dateJan 04, 2012 in Ecology
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Coral reefs in warming seas

Disease outbreaks are often associated with hot weather. Because many bacteria typically multiply more rapidly in warmer conditions, it's a commonly held notion that warm-weather outbreaks are a straightforward consequence ...

dateDec 09, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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New compound defeats drug-resistant bacteria

It's no wonder that medicine's effort to combat bacterial infections is often described as an arms race. When new drugs are developed to combat infections, the bacterial target invariably comes up with a deterrent.

dateNov 28, 2011 in Biochemistry
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