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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Paper towels that pack a punch against bacteria

Of the three ways we can dry our hands after scrub­bing down, the paper towel method tends to be the most hygienic. When I asked chem­ical engi­neering pro­fessor and chair […]

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How white band disease sweeps through a reef

Living in panama and working on the reefs I would watch white band dis­ease sweep through the pop­u­la­tion,” said assis­tant pro­fessor of earth and envi­ron­mental sci­ence Steve Vollmer. He pursued […]

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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 […]