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Giant Pandas may hold the cure for drug-resistant superbugs

What do cuddly giant pandas have to offer hospitals? If you’re thinking a cute theme to decorate your children’s ward, that’s a good answer, but the wrong one in this case. According to The Telegraph, scientists have discovered that these endangered bears produce powerful antibiotic in their bloodstream that kills bacteria and fungi.

Researchers pay settlement for ‘misusing’ donated DNA

A dispute between medical researchers and an Indian tribe that agreed to have members donate DNA for study could have a significant impact on future research and what constitutes informed consent.