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


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


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Forensic Files


Mystery Box

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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