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Deborah J. Nelson

Special Report: Industry backing muddies infection-control science

Apr 07 2017

WASHINGTONSage Products has been generous to science, and science has been kind to Sage Products.

Special Report: How hospitals, nursing homes keep 'superbug' outbreaks secret

Dec 22 2016

By Deborah J. Nelson, David Rohde, Benjamin Lesser and Ryan McNeill

Special Report: Stronger 'superbugs,' and no new drugs to fight them

Dec 15 2016

For nearly two years, a killer stalked the patients of Providence Alaska Medical Center.

Special Report: One life, two organs, a $5.3 million bill - a tale of superbugs' deadly costs

Nov 18 2016

LOS ANGELES With good reason, Dan Greulich’s doctors called him “the miracle man.”

Special Report: 'Superbug' scourge spreads as U.S. fails to track rising human toll

Sep 07 2016

RICHMOND, Va. Josiah Cooper-Pope, born 15 weeks premature, did fine in the neonatal intensive care unit for the first 10 days of his life.

A most unwanted list - 'superbugs' up close

Sep 07 2016

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 released a list of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal infections, labelling each as “urgent,” “serious” or “concerning,” reflecting how dangerous they are, how prevalent and how difficult to treat. Most bacteria are classified as either Gram positive or Gram negative, depending on how they react to a laboratory staining technique. While the Gram-positive bugs methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) and Clostridium difficile are the most well-known drug-resistant bacteria, many Gram-negative species are particularly hard to treat because they have an extra outer membrane that shields them from drugs.

A most unwanted list: 'superbugs' up close

Sep 07 2016

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013 released a list of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal infections, labeling each as “urgent,” “serious” or “concerning,” reflecting how dangerous they are, how prevalent and how difficult to treat. Most bacteria are classified as either Gram positive or Gram negative, depending on how they react to a laboratory staining technique. While the Gram-positive bugs methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) and Clostridium difficile are the most well-known drug-resistant bacteria, many Gram-negative species are particularly hard to treat because they have an extra outer membrane that shields them from drugs.

Special Report - Why metro Houston fears the next big storm

Nov 24 2014

GALVESTON, Texas When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor apartment as storm waters coursed eight feet deep through the floor below. “I had time to think,” said the professor and chair of marine sciences at Texas A&M University Galveston.

Special Report: Why metro Houston fears the next big storm

Nov 24 2014

GALVESTON, Texas When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor apartment as storm waters coursed eight feet deep through the floor below. “I had time to think,” said the professor and chair of marine sciences at Texas A&M University Galveston.

Why Americans are flocking to their sinking shores

Sep 17 2014

SANTA ROSA BEACH Florida Mike Huckabee bought a beachfront lot here in 2009, a year after his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A longtime friend and political ally of the former Arkansas governor bought the lot next door. They planned to build $3 million vacation villas side-by-side, each with a pool and sweeping views of Walton County’s renowned sugary sand beaches and the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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