Maryn McKenna

Jan. 13, 2012

New Tuberculosis Strain Thwarts All Antibiotics

Maryn McKenna, author of Superbug, discusses the possible origins of the strain.

tuberculosis, drug resistance

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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\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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