Koala STDs: New treatment approach needed?

Koala STDs: New treatment approach needed?

Chlamydia affects a large number of koalas – it’s estimated that about half of the 80,000 koalas in Australia suffer from the disease. Unfortunately, the disease tends to affect koalas much more severely than it affects humans, and it can cause blindness, infertility, and even death. Currently, to treat sick koalas, the animals are given […]

Antibiotics developed from dirt?

Antibiotics developed from dirt?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. In 2014, The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that drug-resistant strains of many diseases were emerging faster than new antibiotics could be made to fight them. But recently, researchers have developed a new antibiotic from an unlikely source, and it works in such a way that it’s unlikely that […]