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Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.
The free iOS app Epocrates Bugs + Drugs uses aggregated electronic health record data and geotagging to help users see superbug prevalence as well as sensitivity to drugs.
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.
Researchers in Turkey have discovered that the cell phones of hospital staff may be responsible for spreading serious infections because they are infested with bacteria.
Today's BOL Theory of the Day: the RIAA's constant crackdown on sites and services that ought to be fair use is creating cockroach-like, drug-resistant strains...like Opentape.
Everyone's getting sick around here. We imagine it might just be the type of superhero you never want to meet. Superbug! Here's some things to occupy your time if Superbug destroys your universe.
Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.
A common, effective treatment in hospitals is set to make its way over to the smartphone screen.
Joint discovery by IBM Research and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology could help slow number of deaths from MRSA "superbug." Potential treatment arises from semiconductor research.
As the medical community debates whether to remove neckties from hospitals to prevent the spread of superbugs that claim thousands of lives annually, a microbe-thwarting tie is born.