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  • Drug-resistant bacteria cause stubborn infections

    The more bacteria are exposed to antibiotics, the higher the chance they will develop resistance to the drugs. Unnecessary exposure can happen in humans who take antibiotic drugs they don't need.

  • Your 'bacteria types' are as individual as you are

    There is a wide variation in the types of bacteria that healthy people have in their digestive tracts and elsewhere, suggesting that beneficial communities of microbes come in many different forms.

Belgian doctors transplant windpipes

Belgian doctors have successfully transplanted windpipes in a number of patients. Damage from accidents and cancer surgery are the most common reasons patients need a windpipe transplant.

Football players' brains take a beating

Researchers compared changes in football players' brains after one season, to people who didn't play sports. After six months of rest, the players' brains were still different.

Chimps prefer firm beds

Chimpanzees are highly selective about their beds and prefer firm and stable types of wood to build beds or nests in trees.

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