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SuperBugs kill 23,000, sicken 2 million, and cost at least $1 billion in the US each year

The CDC has a new report on the impact of drug-resistant pathogens in the US (primarily antibiotic-resistant bacteria).   They find that at a minimum in 2012, drug-resistant germs caused 23,000 deaths, more than 2 million illnesses, and more than $1 billion … Continue reading

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Anti-Ghrelin Vaccine to Fight Obesity

Ghrelin is a hormone that helps regulate body weight and metabolism. ¬†Higher ghrelin levels lead us to expend less energy and to eat more in an attempt to conserve resources. ¬† Now a group in Portugal has shown that it’s … Continue reading

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