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Draining the swamp

From Jason Crawford, Emergent Ventures winner in Progress Studies: …the surprising thing I found is that infectious disease mortality rates have been declining steadily since long before vaccines or antibiotics… In 1900, the most deaths came from tuberculosis, influenza/pneumonia, and gastroenteric diseases such as dysentery. All of these were effectively conquered…
bubmag
January 29, 2020
Antibiotics

FDA approves first US phage therapy trial (2019)

The FDA has given clearance for the first clinical trial in the United States to test an IV-administered bacteriophage-based therapy to kill drug-resistant bacteria. The agency accepted an investigational new drug application for the planned trial from researchers at the University of California, San Diego, according to a news release.…
bubmag
January 27, 2020
Antibiotics

Earth: Still Hot

The clearest indicator of the climate crisis is heat, and Earth is frickin hot. In fact, we just wrapped up the hottest decade in recorded human history. The 2010s saw eight of the planets 10 hottest years on record. And last year was a particularly hot one. …
bubmag
January 15, 2020