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March 23, 2017

China looks to streamline drug approvals

Reform could allow international firms to register new drugs years sooner

March 20, 2017

Detecting flu at the doctor’s office

Fast, inexpensive technique uses glucose meter to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections

March 20, 2017

Reversing resistance to a tuberculosis antibiotic

Small molecule breathes new life into the tuberculosis drug ethionamide

March 20, 2017

Water bears deploy disordered proteins to survive desiccation

Proteins expressed by tardigrades also induce drying tolerance when expressed in bacteria and yeast

March 20, 2017

Inflammation encourages spread of bacterial viruses

Process aids pathogen evolution by enabling transfer of virulence factors between bacterial strains

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