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Swine, Superbugs, and the Meat We Choose to Eat

A study published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease found that Iowa pig farm workers were six times more likely than non-pig farmers to carry multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S.

May 7, 2015 — Patrick Mustain
Genes for antibiotic resistance

Genes for antibiotic resistance

Ever since the discovery and marketing of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, bacteria have been developing resistance to antibiotics at an alarming rate.

September 13, 2011 — S.E. Gould
A universe of nothing but shrimp

A universe of nothing but shrimp

When studying bacteria, human pathogens always get a lot of interest and free press. Pathogens of smaller and less important seeming animals, such as shrimp, tend to generate less press interest.

May 11, 2014 — S.E. Gould
Categorising bacteria in purple and pink

Categorising bacteria in purple and pink

When confronted with a new bacteria there are a series of simple tests that can be carried out to give a rough idea of the properties of the bacteria you are dealing with.

February 9, 2014 — S.E. Gould
Will Antibiotics Be There When You Need Them? Get Smart

Will Antibiotics Be There When You Need Them? Get Smart

Just in time for “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week,” I had a refreshing experience recently, working in a different rural hospital. Over that week, I didn’t see one patient with “superbugs” other than the occasional MRSA.

November 17, 2013 — Judy Stone
Why We Need More Scientists in Davos

Why We Need More Scientists in Davos

Science at the World Economic Forum is about inspiration, solutions and collaboration. First and foremost, leaders come together in Davos to address global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, climate change and understanding the human mind.

January 30, 2015 — David Gleicher
Fighting bacteria with weapons from fungi

Fighting bacteria with weapons from fungi

In order to survive, organisms produce small molecules known as ‘primary metabolites’ which help it to grow, develop and reproduce.

April 19, 2014 — S.E. Gould
Shooting the messenger: small RNA as a target for antibiotics

Shooting the messenger: small RNA as a target for antibiotics

All living cells contain DNA; the code for producing every protein needed by the cell. As DNA is important it needs to be kept safe. Plants and animals keep their DNA tightly twisted and organised inside a double-membrane bound nucleus while bacteria keep their DNA coiled up in a big circle, with the occasional loop [...]

October 12, 2014 — S.E. Gould

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