Gen-Y Physicians Take Ethical High Road with Pharma and Medical Device Influence

Young physicians want more transparency in financial relationships By their actions, Generation Y doctors are sending a clear message that they want to take the ethical high road in their dealings with drug companies and medical device developers. In medical schools across the nation, young physicians are speaking up about what they consider to be one element of greed in their profession. Their advocacy group, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), is calling for a crackdown on...

New Tool for Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Meet Bacteriophage

Microbiologists and hospital infection control teams are intensifying efforts to identify and control infections of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Now comes news of a new tool that can provide another way to control such infections. Timothy Lu, a Harvard Medical School student and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. recipient, has found a way to use bacteriophage-viruses that infect bacteria cells but not human ones-to boost the effectiveness of antibiotics. This development...
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