Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 28, 2002
U.S.-Russian team announces breakthrough in fight against tuberculosis
SciClone Pharmaceuticals and Russian partner, Verta Ltd., will announce a breakthrough in their research on tuberculosis, a disease which threatens to infect 1 billion and kill 35 million people by 2020.

Housebound elderly benefit from early intervention
New research shows that older people who have become housebound can benefit from social care services even when they find it hard to acknowledge that they need them.

Cipro, related antibiotics over-prescribed, fueling microbe resistance
A new study heightens concerns that Cipro and related broad-spectrum antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones are being over-prescribed, accelerating bacterial resistance to the drugs and reducing their ability to treat infections.
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