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Blue light could treat superbug infections

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a “superbug” thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Although most MRSA infections aren’t serious, some can be life-threatening, sometimes resulting in amputation of the infected appendage. Rather than rolling the… Read More »

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. As reported in Nature Communications, a global research team led by the University of Bristol studied how the activity… Read More »

Dogfish Head Brewed a Light IPA That Has Half the Calories and All the Flavor

Craft brewery Dogfish Head has created the first light, low-calorie IPA. As in, there’s finally a light beer that tastes like something besides light beer. The new Slightly Mighty Low-Cal IPA measures 4 percent alcohol and 95 calories, putting it on par (nutrition-wise) with Michelob Ultra. If it seems odd that it’s taken so long… Read More »