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12:58 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Illinois Attempts to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is aiming to curb the over prescription and overuse of antibiotics that are strengthening superbugs.

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10:46 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Scientists Honor Frank Zappa

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A bacterium normally responsible for human acne, has been found clustered in grape vines. In this striking case of pathogen transfer, the bacterium has been found colonizing bark tissues, and the pith, where the bacterium can localize intracellularly.
In a striking case of pathogen transfer involving the bacteria responsible for human acne, P. acnes, authors Campisano, et. al., report in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution on a new type of P. acnes which exploits grapevines, dubbing it P. acnes type Zappae.