3Qs: The effect of antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion recently released a new report on the impact of antibi­otic resis­tant bac­teria on national health. We asked assis­tant pro­fessor Betsy Hirsch to explain its sig­nif­i­cance and what it means for the public.

Study: Antibiotics are unique assassins

In recent years, the notion that there is a single mech­a­nism by which antibi­otics wipe out bac­teria has per­me­ated the field of micro­bi­ology. Now, new research from pro­fessor Kim Lewis and his team ques­tions that hypothesis.

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Why so persistent?

Per­sis­tence — it’s what keeps us all sur­viving. If it weren’t for this lovely quality, we’d just give up and crawl under a rock some­where because it’s all just so […]

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First Annual World Sepsis Day

Sepsis is a whole-​​​​body inflam­ma­tory response to an over­whelming infec­tion by bac­teria or other microogransim. At first glance, it may not seem like a big enough issue to ded­i­cate a […]

Biology researcher named academy fellow

Director of Northeastern’s Antimi­cro­bial Dis­covery Center elected to the Amer­ican Academy of Micro­bi­ology on the strength of his research achievements