Antibiotic resistance: how can genomics research solve this prressing 21st Century problem?

Steven: Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to human health and also animal health. The research we do at i3 and with our collaborative partner New South Wales Department of Primary Industries takes a one-health approach to the study of antibiotic resistance. The problems that we are working on here in Australia are global problems. They are problems, […]

A Boy Ate 150 Gummy Vitamins For Breakfast. This Is What Happened To His Bones.

A Boy Ate 150 Gummy Vitamins For Breakfast. This Is What Happened To His Bones. TJ is a 14 year old boy, presenting to the emergency room with muscle weakness, stomach pain, and a broken arm. Sitting in triage as he was deemed low priority by hospital staff, he begins to lose consciousness, before slipping into a coma. […]

A New Pill to Cure Hangovers Is Coming, Here’s How It Works

Drinking alcohol is like borrowing happiness from tomorrow. Assuming all goes well, you and your friends have a good time, and then the next morning you’re paying that debt back in the form of a hangover. And trust me, the older you get, the steeper the interest rate. Why isn’t there some miraculous pill I could take that […]

Patent Medicines

Old Time piano playing with male voiceover with crackling sounds Radio announcer: What is it that smells when you’re going into a drugstore. Camphor-No, Iodine-No Rose Water- No No! Witch hazel- No No No! Turpentine- No No No Amity- No! Lydia Pinkham’s Compound Succotash Narrator: During the Civil War army doctors routinely treated men with highly addictive compounds. […]

Why Do Bacteria Develop Antibiotic Resistance?

Despite their beauty, roses always seem to cause innocuous little cuts with their sharp thorns. But let’s flashback to the 1930s. If bacteria managed to get into the bloodstream through that cut, it could have been disastrous since antibiotics had yet to become widely available. Fast-forward to today, and we wouldn’t think twice about a small cut thanks […]

How Superbugs Could Mean The End Of Antibiotics | Let’s Talk | NPR

A woman in Nevada dies from a bacterial infection that was resistant to 26 different antibiotics. A U.K. patient contracts a case of multidrug-resistant gonorrhea never seen before. A typhoid superbug kills hundreds in Pakistan. These stories from recent years — and many others — raise fears about the possibility of a post-antibiotic world. The development of antibiotics […]

How LSD and shrooms could help treat anxiety, addiction and depression

It was the most peaceful, joyous, incredible, life changing experience I’ve ever had in my life. There were scary parts, foreboding parts … I always knew there was beautiful and joy and peace on the other side of it. It was freeing, it was really freeing. This is Alana. She’s describing what she felt after she took a […]

Will We Ever Cure HIV?

Scientists may have developed gene therapy that effectively prevents AIDS. But HIV may have mutated to bypass the new defenses. Gah, HIV, you are such a piece of sh- Hello viewers, I hope you’re healthy and well out there, Julian here for DNews. Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute believe they are on track to a gene therapy […]

Nitroglycerin: Explosive Heart Medication

[Theme song] Imagine a substance so potent that depending on how you use it, it could blow you to pieces, or it could save your life. This stuff exists, and you’ve probably heard of it. It’s called nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin was first discovered in 1847 by an Italian chemist named Ascanio Sobrero, who was experimenting with acids derived from […]

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