Infectious Disease

A Superbug Toxin Could Help Fight Infection

A team of British and American researchers report that targeting a toxin produced by nearly all Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, including the “superbug” known as MRSA, could lead to potential new treatments for infection.

The Black Death Bacterium Decoded

Wresting DNA from the 663-year-old teeth of victims of the Black Death, researchers have reconstructed the genome of the bacterium that originated in Asia and wiped out up to half of western Europe’s population. It’s the first …

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