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Friday Think: could a $2 billion contest accelerate new antibiotics?

The battle against super bugs—that growing class of virulent bacteria resistant to antibiotics that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates sickens 2 million people annually—results in tens of thousands of deaths each year. It also delivers a $20 billion toll in associated health care costs. There aren’t … Continue reading »

Friday Think: HIV test results in 15 minutes via smartphone

As technology becomes increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, our phones—and the accessories that we sync to them—do more than make calls, send texts, and click pics. They’ve really become portable data-gathering and synthesizing devices. Demand is high for personal electronic devices that make health care cheaper … Continue reading »