Can We Eradicate Malaria?

– [Narrator] Imagine a creature so deadly that it kills half the human population. This is no science fiction monster. This is plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria. UCSF scientists believe that we’re finally on the verge of eradicating malaria. But why is it so difficult to fight this disease? – [Announcer] These wide swamps were long […]

New test detects antibiotic resistance in minutes

– Say, here they are! – [Male Narrator] Ted has just seen one of the many kinds of bacteria. Bacteria are found almost everywhere in our environment. – [Roxanne Makasdjian] Bacteria is everywhere. The tiny organisms come in many forms: Some that keep us healthy, and others that infect us with all kinds of diseases. We use antibiotics […]