Martin Blaser

May. 23, 2014

Are Microbes Winning the Antibiotic Arms Race?

We're running out of antibiotics, and drug companies have little incentive to develop new ones. Can we save the ones we already have?

missing microbes, antibiotic resistance, modern plagues

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Stomach Bug May Help Battle Asthma

Could a bacterium thought to be responsible for stomach ulcers help ward off childhood asthma?

asthma, allergies, ulcers, bacteria, pylori

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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