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Bioengineered Viruses Used to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

May 10th, 2019 Editors Genetics, Medicine, Public Health, Surgery Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have achieved a world’s first of beating a bacterial infection using an engineered virus. This was done in a 15-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis who had a severe case of Mycobacterium. The girl received a double lung transplant, but… Read More »

Where Are The Most Viruses In An Airport? Hint: It's Probably Not The Toilet

Viruses thrive in the security lines at airports, according to several studies. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Viruses thrive in the security lines at airports, according to several studies. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images When you go through airport security, you might wish you had a pair of gloves on like the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Which airport surfaces carry the most viruses?

As the cold season approaches, we could all benefit from being more cautious about germs and viruses, especially in crowded areas. New research scans various airport surfaces and finds that plastic security trays hold the highest concentration of viruses. Airports are major traveling hubs, but some airport areas are riddled with germs. Most of the… Read More »