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Infected Rat Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

Infected Rat Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

By Jennifer Curra February 25, 2014

A ten-year-old boy tragically died from rat-bite fever. Aidan Pankey was a healthy, happy child who adored his pet rat named Oreo and wanted her to have a family of her own. Aiden purchased a black male rat called Alex …

The Earliest Life Form Found So Far is in Australia The Earliest Life Form Found So Far is in Australia

The Guardian is reporting that Earth’s earliest life form has been found in Australia. An Aussie research team accompanied by some U.S. scientists discovered a series of “complex microbial ecosystems” they date to 3.5 billion years ago. The find was …

New Bacteria Found in NASA, ESA Clean Rooms New Bacteria Found in NASA, ESA Clean Rooms

Researchers this week revealed that a new genus of bacteria has been discovered in some of the cleanest places on Earth. A paper published in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology names the new bacteria “Tersicoccus phoenicis.” The …

MRSA Staph Infection Decreasing, Really? MRSA Staph Infection Decreasing, Really?

Warning: Images within this article are graphic. Staph or as it is more specifically known, Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria that can be found on the skin of healthy humans; however strains exist that are dangerous to people as well. …

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on the Rise, Says CDC Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on the Rise, Says CDC

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week released a report on antibiotic-resistant bacteria – and the news doesn’t look good. The CDC’s data shows that antibiotic resistance is on the rise in the U.S. The agency …

Nightmare Bacteria Becoming a Problem, Warns CDC Nightmare Bacteria Becoming a Problem, Warns CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week warned that carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are becoming more common. The bacteria can cause potentially deadly infections, but are also highly resistant to antibiotics, making the infections difficult to treat. …

Malaria Cure Found Inside Of The Mosquito Malaria Cure Found Inside Of The Mosquito

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We brought you word yesterday that Florida residents were up in arms over a British company that intended to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Keys region. The reason being that these mosquitoes would not be carriers of the particularly …

Easter Island Soil May Reverse Alzheimer's Disease Easter Island Soil May Reverse Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease runs in my wife’s side of the family, which, of course, is a cause for serious concern. It’s been proven that people who have a history of AD in their bloodline are often at risk for the disease …

Mars Viking Robots 'Found Life' In 1976 Mars Viking Robots 'Found Life' In 1976

Are we alone in this universe? Is Earth so unique that out of the trillions upon trillions of planets in the universe, we are the only one that harbors life? What if the nearest life to us wasn’t orbiting Alpha …

Star Trek Tech: Handheld Plasma Sanitizer Gun Star Trek Tech: Handheld Plasma Sanitizer Gun

A group of Chinese and Australian scientists have developed a handheld, battery-powered plasma-producing device that can rid skin of bacteria in an instant. The device could be used in ambulance emergency calls, natural disaster sites, military combat operations and many …