How to block new antibiotic resistance gene

A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the VCC-1 enzyme, which disables that resistance gene. The research is published February 19th in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal… Read More »

Backlash after study refutes idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Farewell, pancakes? Farewell, breakfast sausage? A new review that suggests breakfast skippers eat fewer calories over the day and weigh slightly less than breakfast eaters is reigniting debate over the quaint notion that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day.” While some experts say the research is further evidence skipping breakfast might be… Read More »