Brad Spellberg

Mar. 08, 2013

'Nightmare Bacteria' Defy Even Last-Ditch Drugs

The superbugs have been found lurking at hospitals nationwide, and kill one in two patients with a bloodstream infection.

bacteria, antibiotic resistant bacteria, phage, MDR, XDR, superbug, infection, illness, hospital

Apr. 16, 2010

Infection

About 100,000 people die every year due to infections acquired in a hospital, according to a new government report. In this hour, we'll look at the problem, and talk about some of the infectious organisms that put patients at risk, from MRSA to C. diff.

infection, infectious disease, hospital acquired infection, mrsa

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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