Scientists trick bacteria in hunt for first antibiotic in 25 years

By The Times on 8th of January 2015

Scientists hailed a potentially huge advance against antibiotic resistance yesterday with the development of what could be the first new class of antibiotics in 25 years.If approved for use in humans, teixobactin promises to combat pathogens that are resistant to today’s antibiotics.Equally importantly, the way teixobactin was discovered opens up a mechanism by which scientists can search for other antibiotics.

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The High-Tech Future of the Uterus

By The Atlantic on 5th of January 2015

When I suffered my third consecutive miscarriage this past May, my mom said she wanted to help me out however she could, even if it meant being my surrogate. I laughed it off—a 60-year-old surrogate?—but it turned out that, as always, Mom had been on to something.In 2011, Kristen Casey, 61, gave birth to her own grandchild after being surrogate for her daughter, Sara, who had delivered stillborn twins and then suffered a miscarriage after years of infertility treatment.

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How might 3D printing affect clinical practice?

By The BMJ on 30th of December 2014

Customised body parts have the potential to transform careIf a picture is worth a thousand words, the value of a three-dimensional printout could be considerable. 3D printing is starting to disrupt the manufacturing industry, from jewellery to firearms, rapid prototyping to motor racing components.

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