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NEW UNDERSTANDING of how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance has both surprised and alarmed many infectious disease experts.
In the escalating chemical arms race between humans and microbes, pathogens not only are exploiting mutations that help them withstand the widespread use of...
AS DIPLOMATS have sought to defuse the Iraq-Kuwait crisis, military medicine has deployed more sophisticated resources a greater distance more rapidly than ever in history for the Desert Shield operation. In case of war, military physicians would rely on aeromedical evacuation, such as is done...
MILKING SHEEP to obtain the material for lifesaving drugs may come to seem no stranger than keeping flocks to provide the basis for Roquefort cheese, if experimental molecular biology procedures already under way are adopted someday. At the 63rd Scientific Sessions of the American Heart...
A NEW edition of the dietary guidelines has been issued by the federal Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. In seven recommendations it updates the previous edition, issued in 1985: (1) Eat a variety of foods. (2) Maintain a healthy weight. (3) Choose a diet low in fat. (4)...
THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE (National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC) in a report entitled "Funding Health Sciences Research," is urging the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in nearby Bethesda, Md, to put more funds into training and into building new—or refurbishing old—facilities. But...
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