Antibiotic Resistance and Superbugs, CDC Warns of Dangers

Antibiotic Resistance and Superbugs, CDC Warns of Dangers

In December 2013, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released its report, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the US, which detailed the growing dangers of antibiotic resistance across the United States. According to the report, more than two million people become infected with some form of antibiotic resistant bacteria each year, and 23,000 die as a […]

Scientific Breakthrough in Melting Siberian Permafrost: New ‘Giant Virus’

Scientific Breakthrough in Melting Siberian Permafrost: New ‘Giant Virus’

The melting Siberian permafrost has helped experts to witness a scientific breakthrough, namely the discovery of a new giant virus which has been dormant for over 30,000 years. French evolutionary biologists Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel from the Aix-Marseille University stated that, as soon as they thwarted the virus, it became infectious once again. The […]

Viruses Cultivated From Human Feces in 700-Year-Old Latrines

Viruses Cultivated From Human Feces in 700-Year-Old Latrines

Scientists have successfully cultivated viruses from 700-year-old human feces found in ancient latrines. The closed barrels used as toilets dated back to the 1300s, and were uncovered in Belgium in 1996, during an urban development project. The barrels were found intact, suggesting that the fecal samples were protected from contamination during their internment. Measures were […]