In 1800, Dunand, chef to Napoleon Bonaparte, celebrated the French army's victory at the Ligurian village of Marengo by inventing a new dish: a stew of chicken sauteed with tomatoes and garlic and served with crayfish and eggs. The dish so pleased Napoleon, the story goes, that he commanded it be served after every battle he fought.
In the wake of Antibiotic Awareness Week, the global crisis of antibiotic resistance has been once again been put in the spotlight. This year's campaign has been especially dire as we are becoming increasingly aware of the post-antibiotic era in which we may no longer be able to use these critical drugs to save lives. As the calls to reduce both misuse and overuse in the public overtake the headlines, in labs across the world, the focus continues to be on understanding of just how bacteria become resistant.
Hackers have been using ransomware--a type of malware in which attackers can steal or delete the contents of users' computers if they don't pay a ransom--for the past 25 years. Now, it seems, the same tactic may be used on insulin pumps and pacemakers. Ransomware in medical devices is the single biggest cyber security threat for 2016, according to a recent report from research and advisory firm Forrester and reported by Motherboard.