What is the placebo effect and could it resolve the antibiotic crisis? We explore the famed phenomenon that has mystified scientists since its discovery over 200 years ago.
Worrying news about a widely used last-resort antibiotic, as its overuse in agriculture is thought to have caused resistance gene to develop.
Ureaplasma, normally a resident of the urinary tract, has been discovered to be causing devastating problems for some organ transplant patients
An ingenious new invention named ‘iChip’ allows detection of antibiotics produced by soil microbes – such antibiotics utilised by humans to fight infection
Liz Zuccala looks at how scientists are looking for drugs to stop sexual development of malaria parasites
Big pharma should make their clinical trial data more open and their research funding more transparent …
Why everyone should know just a little bit about medicine…
“The first death in relation to this outbreak occurred on the sixth of January. The second occurred on the thirteenth of January. And, as you may have heard on the news overnight or this morning, the third death occurred late yesterday evening.” Visibly shaken neonatal consultant Clifford Mayes made this statement at a press conference […]