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superbugs

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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 Mar. 6, 2014

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Superbug app spreads with 100K downloads in first month

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.

By Oct. 31, 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 Jan. 23, 2013

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Cell phones helping spread hospital superbugs?

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.

By Mar. 5, 2009

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Buzz Out Loud 797: The superbug of piracy

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.

By Aug. 27, 2008

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Gadgettes 75: The "Superbug" Episode

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.

By Jan. 25, 2008

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Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.

By Jun. 3, 2013

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Corning's bacteria-banishing antimicrobial smartphone glass appears at CES 2014 (hands-on)

A common, effective treatment in hospitals is set to make its way over to the smartphone screen.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Nanoparticles may 'kick backside' of fatal bacteria

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.

By Apr. 3, 2011

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Germ alert: Attack of the killer necktie!

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.

By Nov. 19, 2009