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Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »

Adults Need to Play Even More Than Kids

The other day, I ended up in a snowball fight. After setting some parameters–like no hits above the neck–I allowed myself to get into the experience. So did my eight-year-old son (and snowball-fight opponent.) Don’t get me wrong–throwing snowballs doesn’t come naturally, to me. In fact, it was probably the hardest thing I did all… Read More »