Tag Archives: Germs

deadly germs, Lost cures: In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

NAIROBI, Kenya — Four days after her toddler’s health took a turn for the worse, his tiny body racked by fever, diarrhea and vomiting, Sharon Mbone decided it was time to try yet another medicine. With no money to see a doctor, she carried him to the local pharmacy stall, a corrugated shack near her… Read More »

Matter: Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They’re Saying.

ImageCreditSean McSorley In 2014 John Cryan, a professor at University College Cork in Ireland, attended a meeting in California about Alzheimer’s disease. He wasn’t an expert on dementia. Instead, he studied the microbiome, the trillions of microbes inside the healthy human body. Dr. Cryan and other scientists were beginning to find hints that these microbes… Read More »

We’ve discovered a whole new defence system against germs in our noses

Your nose is armed and readyGetty By Michael Le Page It’s been right behind our noses all along but we’ve only just discovered it. When the cells inside your nose sense danger, they release billions of tiny sacs filled with bacteria-killing weapons into the mucus lining. These sacs not only kill bacteria directly, they also… Read More »