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Ben Chan searches sewers, lakes, and pig farms all around the world for bacteriophages (bacteria-destroying viruses) that could help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs.”

Paige is a young woman in Texas with cystic fibrosis who is suffering from a drug-resistant infection; Ben’s experimental phage therapy is her last resort. We follow Ben as he travels from his laboratory at Yale to Lubbock, Texas, to deliver the treatment — and meet Paige as she shows us what life is like before and after this experimental phage therapy.

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Inventions
Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist Helps Invent Synthetic Mucus
synthetic mucins
Inventions
Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist Helps Invent Synthetic Mucus
Mucins, the long proteins in mucus, have an array of bacteria-fighting properties. These artificial mucins can act like the real thing.

Mucins, the long proteins in mucus, have an array of bacteria-fighting properties. These artificial mucins can act like the real thing.

The Future Explored
A Gene Drive Could Wipe Out Mosquitoes. But What If We Want To Turn It Off?
gene drives
The Future Explored
A Gene Drive Could Wipe Out Mosquitoes. But What If We Want To Turn It Off?
Gene drives could wipe out malaria. It's risky, but scientists say it's getting safer.

Gene drives could wipe out malaria. It's risky, but scientists say it's getting safer.

CRISPR
Gene Therapy Hailed as Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
Cure for Sickle Cell
CRISPR
Gene Therapy Hailed as Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
A gene therapy that uses CRISPR to edit a patient's own stem cells looks like a “functional” cure for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia.

A gene therapy that uses CRISPR to edit a patient's own stem cells looks like a “functional” cure for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia.

CRISPR
Genetically Engineering the First Hypoallergenic Cat
Hypoallergenic Cat
CRISPR
Genetically Engineering the First Hypoallergenic Cat
Scientists are attempting to create the world’s first truly hypoallergenic cat by deleting the feline gene that causes cat allergies.

Scientists are attempting to create the world’s first truly hypoallergenic cat by deleting the feline gene that causes cat allergies.

Dispatches
Living Drugs May Be the Key to Beating Genetic Disease
Living Drugs May Be the Key to Beating Genetic Disease
Dispatches
Living Drugs May Be the Key to Beating Genetic Disease
Engineering bacteria in the microbiome could fix previously untreatable genetic disorders.
By Pedro Belda Ferre

Engineering bacteria in the microbiome could fix previously untreatable genetic disorders.

Dispatches
Meet the 380 Trillion Viruses inside Your Body
Meet the 380 Trillion Viruses inside Your Body
Dispatches
Meet the 380 Trillion Viruses inside Your Body
Scientists aren't exactly sure yet what the "virome" is up to, but it's probably important.
By David Pride and Chandrabali Ghose

Scientists aren't exactly sure yet what the "virome" is up to, but it's probably important.

Dispatches
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
Dispatches
The 2018 Nobel Prize Could Mark a Turning Point in the War on Cancer
More than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime; new discoveries are helping them...
By Duane Mitchell

More than one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime; new discoveries are helping them fight back.

Dispatches
Zika Could Be a "Smart Missile" for Brain Cancer
Zika Could Be a
Dispatches
Zika Could Be a "Smart Missile" for Brain Cancer
Zika can devastate fetal brains; scientists want to turn it against brain tumors instead.

Zika can devastate fetal brains; scientists want to turn it against brain tumors instead.

Dispatches
Brains Store Memories in a Temporary "Cache" (and We Can Read It)
What Part of the Brain Stores Memory?
Dispatches
Brains Store Memories in a Temporary "Cache" (and We Can Read It)
Like the day’s newspaper, the brain has a temporary way to keep track of events.
By Kelsey Tyssowski

Like the day’s newspaper, the brain has a temporary way to keep track of events.

Dispatches
GMO Mosquitoes Could Be Our Best New Weapon against Disease
GMO Mosquitoes Could Be Our Best New Weapon against Disease
Dispatches
GMO Mosquitoes Could Be Our Best New Weapon against Disease
It sounds like science fiction, but it could save millions of lives.
By Jason Rasgon

It sounds like science fiction, but it could save millions of lives.