Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

George Liu

Antibiotics vs. Superbugs

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an antibiotic-immune superbug that causes some 80,000 infections and 11,000 related deaths per year. Cedars-Sinai investigators suggest the main treatment against staph bacteria — beta-lactam antibiotics — may actually may make patients sicker.

Superbugs vs. Superb Vitamin

A common vitamin fights back against a public health threat. Read On

The Accidental Idea

From the chance discovery of quinine as a malaria treatment in the 17th century to Alexander Fleming’s accidental encounter with penicillium mold in 1928, some of medicine’s most important advances have occurred through serendipity or error. Call them happy accidents. Read On