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The most urgent war on drugs has nothing to do with marijuana.
The rise of pathogenic bacterial resistance to antibiotic drugs is equal parts appalling and fascinating. Our relationship with bacterial diseases is cyclic: microbes infect our bodies and transmit themselves among us, we drive them back with medicine, a few unique bacteria survive and repopulate their own robust kind, and we must then find a new weapon against them. As in war or espionage, both opponents adapt to attack and exploit each other’s weaknesses. As bacteria evolve in response to the drugs we deploy, their strengths and weaknesses change; their strength manifests as resistance to the last drug treatment they endured – or else they wouldn’t be alive in the first place. Their weaknesses could be any of several things, but our job as worthy opponents is to exploit them.Read More
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Type-2 Diabetes (T2D) affects over 350 million people, and current trends put that number over half a billion within 20 years. Clearly this is a space where therapeutic advancements are needed to alleviate both its suffers, and the burden that it places on national health care systems. Recent additions to the literature surrounding T2D make tremendous progress in both elucidating the molecular mechanisms of the disease, and identifying an actionable therapeutic approach that could be available to patients in the near future.Read More
My Type 1 diabetes invades every corner of my life. I hate it. While I am incredibly fortunate to live in a time of tremendous technological advancement, lucky to have quality healthcare, and grateful that I have a manageable disease, I still hate it. I want nothing more than a cure, but will I ever be delivered the cure I’ve been promised by clinicians for so many years?Read More