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Antibiotics, resistance and MRSA, oh my!

The overuse of antibiotics, both in humans and other animals, has applied a selective pressure driving the development of bacterial drug resistance. But few people realise that bacteria in the environment naturally express an impressive cocktail of drug resistance genes, … Continue reading

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A pathogenic pathway, from cigarette smoke to biofilms

Yet more new evidence has been released underlining just what a bad idea smoking is for your health. Cigarette smoke contains not only the highly addictive psychoactive drug nicotine, but also at least 69 carcinogens, and is already known to … Continue reading

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