Infectious Disease

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Category archives for Infectious Disease

It’s amazing what the kids are up to these days. This one comes live from Mount Sinai (my present educational residence). Hubner et al., publishing in Science, use an infectious, fluorescent strain of HIV to watch the virus move from one cell to another. Their results are fascinating and may help us develop better ways…

If you work in infectious diseases in a hospital — or frankly if you work anywhere in a hospital — the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a serious problem. You have to be constantly aware of what the right drug is to prescribe to ensure its maximum effectiveness, and — though rare — there…