ARGENTINA Argentine researchers are part of an international consortium that is developing new drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). The scientists identified a gene, FapR, which inhibits the synthesis of lipids—fats required by bacteria to build new cells. The research was published in the journal PLoS Pathogens. BOLIVIA UPDATE: The story … Continue reading Burial chamber discovered in the middle of Machu Picchu, recording sounds for posterity in Mexico, and coffee rust continues to devastate plantations.
Archaeologists have found an Inca tomb in Machu Picchu, humpback whale sightings up off the coast of Brazil, and Google to open a data center in Chile. ARGENTINA Argentine scientists have remeasured the elevation of Aconcagua mountain in the Andes. The “ceiling of the Americas” in Argentina close to its border with Chile, now stands … Continue reading Thursday September 6