Scientists are looking in some crazy places hoping to find new ways to fight antibiotic resistant bugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. From the saliva of crocodiles, to microbes in soil, to the depths of the ocean, the places scientists are looking suggests just how serious the problem may become. Now, scientists at Swansea University are investigating the possibility that maggot secretions may have some potent bug-fighting abilities. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
A new blood test is being developed that acts as an early warning system for cancer. It detects mutations in red blood cells before cancer symptoms appear. As we hear from VOA’s Deborah Block, the test could become be a simple and non-invasive way to screen patients.