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Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

Malaria drugs for mosquitoes could help prevent the disease in humans

Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to insecticidesStephen Morrison/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Yvaine Ye Giving mosquitoes antimalarial drugs could stop the spread of malaria in humans. The approach laces mosquito nets with the drugs, so that when mosquitoes land on them any malaria parasites they are carrying are killed. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Besides… Read More »