Archive for August, 2008


August 22nd, 2008

We have met the enemy … and it is MRSA

In Jerry Groopman’s recent New Yorker piece on antibiotic-resistant bacteria, he quotes Dr. Louis Rice from the Cleveland VA, who uses the term “ESKAPE” bacteria:  an acronym for Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanni, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter. Nothing against the mostly gram-negative nasties in this list (and the focus of the New Yorker article), […]

August 8th, 2008

More from Mexico City

A bit more travelogue from the XVII International AIDS Conference: It’s impossible to see everything you want at such a large, sprawling conference, sometimes because of conflicting meetings, sometimes because the room is full, sometimes because of a feeling analagous to being in a giant museum for too many hours — fatigue just takes over.  But I’m […]

August 4th, 2008

Mexico City: Drive on the right … most of the time

Some early and completely non-scientific observations from the XVII AIDS Conference, taking place now in Mexico City: Everyone said getting to and from the Banamex Convention Center would be difficult, and of course they were right.  Mexico City is the largest city in the Western Hemisphere, has a road/traffic system that makes driving in Boston seem downright […]

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