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Gene expression signatures in blood can help distinguish between viral and bacterial causes of fever in young children. Shutterstock

Virus or bacteria? Using human genes to identify a fever’s cause

Scientists have discovered a new way of distinguishing between childhood fevers caused by viral infections and those caused…
A microscopic version of this kills bacteria. Ed Schipul

Silver bullets kill bacteria, not werewolves or witches

The use of silver in medicine is as old as western medicine itself. Hippocrates is known to have used it to treat ulcers and wounds, the Romans almost certainly knew of its healing properties, its use…

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