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  • by Scott Ashley
“For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean ‘the end of the road’ for antibiotics.” So began a May 27 Washington Post article titled “The Superbug That Doctors Have Been Dreading Just Reached the U.S.” (Lena Sun and Brady Dennis).
  • by Jerold Aust, John Ross Schroeder
In the United Kingdom, "a huge rise in deaths linked to the superbug MRSA [a staph germ] in just over a decade has been revealed in official figures" (The Sunday Telegraph, May 13, 2007).
  • by Good News
Technology has inspired and made possible a nightmarish controversy over the use of aborted embryonic and fetal parts in medical research.
  • by John Ross Schroeder, Scott Ashley
In recent years scientists and physicians hailed new AIDS treatments that appeared to halt the virus's advance and bring considerable improvement to patients in advanced stages of the disease.