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Antibiotics of the future
Wall Street Journal, by Shirley S. Wang

Original Article

Posted By:Hazymac, 12/17/2013 8:47:47 PM

Scientists are working to develop new strategies to combat the growing threat of germs that current antibiotics can´t fight. Some researchers are testing new substances, such as silver, to combine with antibiotics to boost their killing power. Other researchers are making use of genetic sequencing of bacteria to help develop killer drugs at a faster pace than medical science was capable of in the past. Another strategy aims to render harmful bacteria incapable of infecting people, rather than killing the germs outright. One such technique would neutralize disease-causing toxins by disrupting the bacteria´s internal mechanisms.

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We´ve known for years that the approximately four or five dozen antibiotics known to medical science have been losing effectiveness as diseases undergo shifts in morphology, lessening some medicines´ effectiveness. After an acquaintance narrowly survived a MRSA infection this year, I wondered if disease would ultimately win out over the medicine. If you´re similarly worried, this article will cheer you. Medicines will get a lot smarter. In time nanotech will play a vital role in medicine. Many of us will live to see it.

      


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Antibiotics of the future
Wall Street Journal, by Shirley S. Wang    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/17/2013 8:47:47 PM     Post Reply
Scientists are working to develop new strategies to combat the growing threat of germs that current antibiotics can´t fight. Some researchers are testing new substances, such as silver, to combine with antibiotics to boost their killing power. Other researchers are making use of genetic sequencing of bacteria to help develop killer drugs at a faster pace than medical science was capable of in the past. Another strategy aims to render harmful bacteria incapable of infecting people, rather than killing the germs outright. One such technique would neutralize disease-causing toxins by disrupting the bacteria´s internal mechanisms.

   

 

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Roger Waters: Israel is a
‘racist apartheid regime´
Cybercast News Service, by James Beattie    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/17/2013 12:00:03 PM     Post Reply
Roger Waters, formerly of 1970s rock giant Pink Floyd, told Counterpunch Magazine in an interview earlier this month that he maintains a cultural boycott of Israel because of their government’s “ethnic cleansing” and is a “racist apartheid ... regime.” Waters is a big proponent for pro-Palestinian causes. The man best known for Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall spoke last year at the United Nations General Assembly as Palestinians won recognition from the world body as a non-observer state. In an interview printed Dec. 6, Waters spoke with Frank Barat of Counterpunch magazine about his latest tour and

This Week
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/16/2013 9:45:30 PM     Post Reply
Some days bring up an assortment of news that can only be called a snapshot of the times. No common thread runs through them except a kind of spirit of the age. It’s a day in the life, bringing both good and bad. The first snippet is news that the fake sign language interpreter present at the Mandela funeral was once part of a group that burned people to death. “They told The Associated Press that the group placed tires around the men’s necks and set them ablaze. Unlike two other suspects who went to trial in 2006 for the

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welterweights to the spotlight
Wall Street Journal, by Gordon Marino    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/16/2013 12:21:13 PM     Post Reply
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´Billy Jack´ actor-writer
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Posted By: Hazymac- 12/15/2013 10:26:40 PM     Post Reply
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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/14/2013 10:48:36 PM     Post Reply
Professionals, artists and intellectuals in New York City, after years of struggling to obtain favorable terms from the health insurance industry, now find their efforts negated by Obamacare. They’ve been canceled by Obama. (Snip) “Ms. Meinwald, the lawyer, said she was a lifelong Democrat who still supported better health care for all, but had she known what was in store for her, she would have voted for Mitt Romney.” Had she but known? But she must have known. People at this level of talent must have suspected the reality from the first though some part of their psychology prevented them from

   

 

  


 
The problem of wealth
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/9/2013 7:59:12 PM     Post Reply
The Associated Press describes a new problem in Obama’s America. Wealth is once again threatening to rear its ugly head. You may not realize it, but there’s a danger that as many as one in five Americans may get rich sometime in their lifetimes. (Snip) During the 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama had a conversational encounter with Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who became known as “Joe the Plumber” that captured the dilemma. When Joe the Plumber declared his desire to earn $250,000 a year Obama replied: "It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure

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Richard Fernandez, by PJ Media    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/9/2013 11:28:59 AM     Post Reply
Seymour Hersh’s expose in the London Review of Books, which the Washington Post allegedly refused to publish accuses Barack Obama of lying about the Syrian chemical weapons attack which nearly triggered a US attack on Assad. Hersh makes two key assertions: First, Obama retroactively cooked up the narrative that the Assad regime was responsible for the infamous sarin attack on civilians in Eastern Ghouta. Second, that the rebel al-Nusra Front, a jihadi faction of the rebel alliance, might plausibly have been the real culprits. Seymour Hersh’s expose in the London Review of Books, which the Washington Post allegedly refused to

America the Vulgar
Wall Street Journal, by Lee Siegel    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/7/2013 11:48:18 AM     Post Reply
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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/6/2013 9:17:50 PM     Post Reply
Charles Krauthammer reminds a dazed American public that the Obama administration is facing not just one, but three simultaneous foreign policy challenges. (Snip) Part of the problem with the administration is that it can’t clear a backlog. Past crises don’t get solved. They get forgotten. Overwritten by the fresh news cycle. The Washington Post reminds its readers that, as we near 2014, the capture of the 2012 Benghazi consulate attackers has stalled. "U.S. officials say efforts have stalled to capture about a dozen people secretly charged in the 2012 attack on the American compound in Benghazi that claimed the lives

Topless Kansas City woman chases
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New York Daily News, by Michael Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/6/2013 5:53:55 PM     Post Reply
A topless woman sprinted through a Kohl´s department store to nab the Peeping Tom who allegedly shot video of her trying on bras in the dressing room. "I just screamed and chased him topless through the store," Jeanne Ouelette told KCTV. "I know I shouldn´t be chasing someone ... I was just enraged. I was at a store in a very private place, and I was enraged and I wanted to get the phone." A topless woman sprinted through a Kohl´s department store to nab the Peeping Tom who allegedly shot video of her trying on bras in the dressing

   

 

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Synthetic drug may have
led to crime rampage
Tampa Tribune, by Keith Morelli    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 12/6/2013 1:14:55 PM     Post Reply
TAMPA — Charlie Bates, the man who muscled his way into three apartments near the University of South Florida three months ago, sexually assaulted four students and terrorized dozens of others, was under the influence of methylone, a synthetic drug common in bath salts that can unhinge the user from reality. Bates, 24, was chased down by law enforcement officers the next day and killed during a shootout on U.S. 301 just east of Tampa. The autopsy showed extremely high levels of methylone in Bates´ body, according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner´s Office. “The levels in his system were



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Posted By: magnante- 12/17/2013 6:31:55 AM     Post Reply
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