The Web Likes Your MUM, Etc.
A female visitor to this site writes:
I ran across a write-up about your Web site in The Web Magazine, and
had to check it out. It is fascinating, and I don't care that you're male!
I plan to show it to my 12-year old daughter as soon as she gets home,
and also plan to tell all my friends about it. Keep up the good work...
The issue of The Web Magazine is August '97. The article reviewed 500
Web sites, in categories ranging from Arts through Weird. Yours is under
the Weird category heading [oh, no!!], subheading "Things That
Go Cramp" (pg. 92). It gives ratings on a scale
of 1-5, (5 being the best) on Content (yours-5) Design (yours-4) Links
(yours-4) and Overall (yours-5).
I welcome comments about improving this site, although I can't promise
I'll execute them, partly because of time; I do this site and the museum
in the hours remaining from a very time-consuming job unrelated to the museum.
New Weapon Kills TSS
Everyone knows that traditional antibiotics are much less effective
today than earlier, probably because of overuse, allowing bacteria to change
to more resistant forms.
The Institute for Medical Microbiology and Immunology of the University
of Bonn in Germany has been studying the so-called lantibiotics,
which disable certain groups of bacteria in a completely new way. The German
Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper reported on 11 June that in studies done
with Staphylococcus aureus, the causative agent in toxic shock syndrome,
which is sometimes associated with tampon and pad use, lantibiotics
were the equal to the only effective antibiotic, Vancomycin. Eight
other antibiotics were completely ineffective.
The German researchers believe that development of this group of substances
is very important. Scientists have already identified two dozen kinds, including
Nisin, which the food-processing industry has been using for the past 30
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