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Emerging Drug-Resistant Yeast Infection Can Be Deadly

So far there appears to have been 1 infection in US, but CDC warns hospitals to be on lookout

(Newser) - There's a new drug-resistant infection on the rise, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting hospitals nationwide to be on the lookout for Candida auris, a difficult-to-identify yeast infection that can prove fatal to those it infects. Though only one case has been spotted in the... More »

Why America's First Uterus Transplant Failed

Lindsey McFarland was so close

(Newser) - Lindsey McFarland made history in February by becoming America's first recipient of a uterus transplant . Then her dream of finally bearing children was put on hold —if not dashed—by something that forced doctors to remove the transplant. Turns out it was nothing more than a common yeast... More »

For Infections, Try Gator-cillin

Scientists probe reptile's impressive immune system

(Newser) - Scientists are trying to harness the power of alligator blood to fight disease, bacterial infections, and even HIV, Cox News reports. Proteins in the reptiles' blood have antibiotic properties thanks to the animals' long evolution and frequent exposure to bacteria; their exceptionally effective immune systems can fight off invaders without... More »

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