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How different kinds of fiber affect the microbiome

A new study in mice investigates different types of dietary fiber and shows which have beneficial effects on a group of gut bacteria. …read more

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    New Lab Matters: A game-changer in the fight against antibiotic resistance

New Lab Matters: A game-changer in the fight against antibiotic resistance

Given the global rise of drug-resistant pathogens over the past few decades, some physicians and scientists warn of a possible antibiotic apocalypse—a scary, post-antibiotic era. But a $160 million CDC effort now aims to keep antibiotic resistance rare. And as our feature article shows, the “game-changing” keystone of this effort is the Antibiotic Resistance […]

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Gut bacteria may damage liver by turning carbs into alcohol

Researchers find strains of gut bacteria that turn carbohydrates into alcohol. This may contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. …read more

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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

The intensity of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo increased slightly from last week, with 57 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces from 11-17 September 2019, versus 40 in the previous week. …read more

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Emergency department closures impact treatment quality nearby

When emergency departments closed, people treated for a heart attack at nearby crowded hospitals had worse outcomes. …read more

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