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Origami Chemistry: NYU Chemist Folds Molecules

Date : 09/28/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:32

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, New York University chemist Kent Kirshenbaum explains his work folding long-chain molecules into synthetic molecules called peptoids, that might be developed into, among other things, "hunter-killer" antibiotics that target and destroy lethal drug-resistant bacteria.

Origami Chemistry: NYU Chemist Folds Molecules
MRSA in Children Is Resistant to Drugs

Date : 01/22/2009

Clip Length : 00:01:57

In early 2009, doctors in the U.S. notice a doubling in the number of pediatric patients with staph infections that are resistant to antibiotics, from 12% in 2001 to 28% percent in 2006.

MRSA in Children Is Resistant to Drugs
Drug-Resistant

Date : 10/16/2007

Clip Length : 00:02:15

Public health officials term it an "emergency" -- the spread of "superbugs," drug-resistant bacteria that can cause lethal staph infections.

Drug-Resistant "Super Bacteria" Is Public Health "Emergency"
New Protein Fights Superbug by Boosting Immune System

Date : 09/28/2011

Clip Length : 1

This 2007 Scientific American article reports on experiments using short proteins, or peptides, to attack deadly antibiotic-resistant "superbug" bacteria such as staph (MRSA). Source: Scientific American, March 25, 2007.

New Protein Fights Superbug by Boosting Immune System
Chance Discoveries: Safety Glass

Date : 09/28/2011

Clip Length : 00:03:52

This NBC Learn video, part of a series on "Chance Discoveries" in chemistry, tells of the lab accident in 1903 that led to the development of the first safety glass -- just as the first automobiles were being produced. Safety glass revolutionized the manufacturing of car windshields, preventing countless injuries and fatalities in automobile accidents.

Chance Discoveries: Safety Glass
Fact or Fiction?: Glass Is a (Supercooled) Liquid

Date : 09/28/2011

Clip Length : 2

This 2007 Scientific American article explains that glass is neither a supercooled liquid nor a solid, but in a state between those two states of matter: an amorphous or disorganized solid. Source: Scientific American, February 22, 2007.

Fact or Fiction?: Glass Is a (Supercooled) Liquid
Lives Saved by Vehicle Safety Technologies: Safety Glass (Excerpt, 2004 NHTSA Report)

Date : 01/01/2004

Clip Length : 6

Excerpt of 2004 report on lives saved and injuries reduced by vehicle safety standards and safety technologies related to different windshield materials and surfacing. Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Lives Saved by Vehicle Safety Technologies: Safety Glass (Excerpt, 2004 NHTSA Report)
Alzheimer's Moments: Researchers Shore Up Antibody Effectiveness Against the Disease

Date : 05/25/2011

Clip Length : 2

This 2011 Scientific American article reports on promising advances in stopping build-up of plaque and loss of synapses in the brain that induces Alzheimer's disease. Source: Scientific American, May 25, 2011.

Alzheimer's Moments: Researchers Shore Up Antibody Effectiveness Against the Disease
MRSA-Related Hospitalizations in US, 1999-2005 (CDC Graph)

Date : 01/01/2005

Clip Length : 1

Bar graph showing estimated number of hospitalizations in the U.S. between 1999 and 2005 related to drug-resistant staph infections (MRSA). Source: Centers for Disease Control, Eili Klei, David L. Smith, and Ramanan Laxminarayan

MRSA-Related Hospitalizations in US, 1999-2005 (CDC Graph)
MRSA-Related Deaths in US, 1999-2005 (CDC graph)

Date : 01/01/2005

Clip Length : 1

Line graph showing estimated number of hospital deaths in the the U.S. between 1999 and 2005 related to drug-resistant staph infections (MRSA) and staphylococcus aureus. Source: Centers for Disease Control

MRSA-Related Deaths in US, 1999-2005 (CDC graph)

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