antibiotic resistance

October 31, 2019

The bacterium, Campylobacter coli, is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness. New strains resist two drugs commonly used in treatment.

November 15, 2018

Findings point to possibility of new 'anti-evolution drugs' to keep hard-to-treat pathogens from arising.

September 26, 2018

In studies in humans and mice, bacteria confuse the metal gallium for a nutrient, and it works as a Trojan horse to destroy them.

August 14, 2017

The collisions promote mutations that may help bacteria adapt to stress

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A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment.  Bacterial can pick up external signals, which then relay to internal signaling pathways that direct their behavior.

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