Canada’s particle physics laboratory TRIUMF is making a push to be a future world leader in the production of a special radioactive isotope nicknamed the “rarest drug on Earth,” which can deliver devastating amounts of energy to single cancer cells, without harming nearby tissue.
(( Note : TRIUMF is where the BCCA got the radioactive molecules for my own PET scan !!! ))
Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs
Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem.
Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s electrical charge, becoming a less attractive target to the drugs.