/ Aug 16, 2017

Rare drug-resistant fungus found in 55 U.K. hospitals

A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday. Around a quarter of the cases of Candida auris have caused infections with symptoms, Public Health England (PHE) ...

Small sea sponge holds big promise against pancreatic cancer

/ Jul 27, 2017

Small sea sponge holds big promise against pancreatic cancer

A small dull-green sponge discovered in dark, icy waters of the Pacific off Alaska could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers said Wednesday. Pancreatic cancer, with particularly aggressive tumors, is notoriously difficult to treat. "One would never have imagined, looking at this sponge, ...

South African girl is third child with HIV remission

/ Jul 24, 2017

South African girl is third child with HIV remission

A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission — almost nine years and counting — after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced Monday. The child was given a 10-month course of anti-AIDS medicine ...