Archive for January 8th, 2015

Doctor On Demand

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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“Lack of access to health care providers in the United States is a massive, growing problem. The average wait time to see a physician is three weeks. More than half of patients with mental health issues go without treatment. We’re not getting the care that we need. We built Doctor On Demand to help address this problem.”

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Antibiotics: US Discovery Labelled “Game Changer” For Medicine

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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The decades-long drought in antibiotic discovery could be over after a breakthrough by US scientists. The researchers turned to the source of nearly all antibiotics – soil. This is teeming with microbes, but only 1% can be grown in the laboratory. The team created a “subterranean hotel” for bacteria. One bacterium was placed in each “room” and the whole device was buried in soil.

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