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Antibiotic-resistant infections kill 23,000 people in the US and sicken two million each year, and the problem is getting worse, warns a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency ranks 18 microorganisms according to their threat to health and the economy, and categorizes three as urgent.

A study just published in NEJM finds fecal infusions more effective than antibiotics for curing recurring Clostridium difficile infections. A new synthetic stool with a clever name might make future clinical trials easier.