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  • Can an artificial protein defeat infection by supercharging immunity?

    Can an artificial protein defeat infection by supercharging immunity?
    Between vaccine refusal, drug resistant strains of bacteria, and the growing ranks of the immuno-compromised, it sometimes seems that we humans are losing our brief moment of superiority in the unending arms race against pathogens. But a new technique has shown remarkable promise in mice infected with deadly forms of meningitis and pneumonia, and may point the way to regaining the upper hand against a wide range of infections.
  • China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal

    China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal
    Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January. That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...

    Crib toys, day care items can harbor strep bacteria for months

    Crib toys, day care items can harbor strep bacteria for months
    That Christmas crib toy you got junior? It might be just the thing to give him strep throat, according to a new study. The bacteria that cause strep throat may linger far longer on inanimate objects than previous lab tests suggested, according to...

    Dehydration cited in death of woman in S.F. hospital stairwell

    Dehydration cited in death of woman in S.F. hospital stairwell
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A long-awaited medical examiner’s report released Friday offered new details on the death of a woman who disappeared from her San Francisco General Hospital bed and was found in a nearby exterior stairwell 17 days later. But the...

    Lia Lee dies at 30; figure in cultural dispute over epilepsy treatment

    Lia Lee dies at 30; figure in cultural dispute over epilepsy treatment
    She could speak only with her eyes. But Lia Lee's life bridged worlds and changed American medicine. Lia, the subject of Anne Fadiman's 1997 book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," died Aug. 31 in Sacramento at the age of 30, after living...