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Supertiny sensors could improve antibiotics in the fight against superbugs

Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.

By March 6, 2014

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Docs turn to silkworms to spin a better bone implant

Scientists from Harvard and Tufts create silk screws and plates for use in healing bone fractures. Unlike their steel counterparts, these could dissolve in the body and even be used to deliver antibiotics.

By March 5, 2014

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Taqueria vending machine? Say hola to Burrito Box

A Los Angeles gas station is home to a new kind of convenient fast food. Grab five varieties of burritos made with ingredients free from hormones or antibiotics at the "world's first burrito kiosk."

By January 10, 2014

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Tech Time Machine: 11 March

Antibiotics, the World Trade Center in New York City, Rupert Murdoch, Bobby McFerrin and an earthquake all walk into a bar, and the bar is called "11 March".

By March 10, 2012

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Synthetic bacteria-fighting organisms win Lemelson-MIT prize

Bacteriophages aren't as popular as antibiotics--but that could change, thanks to researchers.

By February 27, 2008

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George the goldfish gets life-saving tumor surgery

The complex procedure "went swimmingly," according to a statement from the Australian animal hospital where the operation took place.

By September 16, 2014

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Squee! Sick baby goat walks with help from tiny wheelchair

Get out the tissues. This heartwarming story about Frostie the goat kid taking his first wobbly steps in a tiny rig is bound to make you tear up.

By May 21, 2014

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Plundering the fungal factories of ants for new drugs

In the search for powerful anticancer and antifungal drugs, scientists look somewhere new -- fungus-farming ants.

By August 5, 2014

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Scientists outsmart dangerous bacteria using infrared light

Researchers in Vienna have developed a technique to quickly distinguish between strains of staph infection bacteria that can cause chronic infections and those that cannot.

By July 12, 2013

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IBM says it has tool to kill deadly drug-resistant superbugs

Working with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Big Blue has come up with a "hydrogel" that can beat back the bacteria that cause many deadly infections.

By January 23, 2013