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A Novel Molecule to Tackle Drug-Resistant Bugs
A new antibiotic is the first to block a critical transport mechanism in drug-resistant bacteria.
A Novel Molecule to Tackle Drug-Resistant Bugs
A Novel Molecule to Tackle Drug-Resistant Bugs

A new antibiotic is the first to block a critical transport mechanism in drug-resistant bacteria.

A new antibiotic is the first to block a critical transport mechanism in drug-resistant bacteria.

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Turmeric Tackles Antimicrobial Resistance
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Jan 1, 2024 | 2 min read
An active ingredient in turmeric interacts with light to resensitize pathogens to antibiotics.
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Microbial Menace in Cancer Patients
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jul 5, 2023 | 2 min read
Fyza Shaikh investigates how microbes shape cancer patients’ health and recovery.
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Explainable AI for Rational Antibiotic Discovery
The Scientist | 1 min read
Researchers tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis with explainable neural networks and high throughput drug discovery.
Infographic showing a new way to assess antibiotic effectiveness based on how much bacteria jiggle
Jiggling Bacteria Reveal Antibiotic Resistance
Ida Emilie Steinmark, PhD | Jul 5, 2023 | 1 min read
Finding an effective antibiotic against an infection can easily take 24 hours. Faster testing could save lives and help doctors avoid broad-spectrum antibiotics, which can foster resistance.
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Antimicrobial Resistance: The Silent Pandemic
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Jun 30, 2023 | 9 min read
Scientists continue to ring alarm bells about the risks associated with the continued misuse of antimicrobials and advocate for innovative treatments, improved surveillance, and greater public health education.
New Strategies in the Battle Against Infectious Diseases
New Strategies in the Battle Against Infectious Diseases
The Scientist Staff | 2 min read
Learn how the latest research into viral and bacterial pathogens advances the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. 
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How Bacterial Communities Divvy up Duties
Holly Barker, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 10+ min read
Biofilms are home to millions of microbes, but disrupting their interactions could produce more effective antibiotics.
The Biofilm Life Cycle
Infographic: Stages of Biofilm Formation
Holly Barker, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 1 min read
Free-swimming bacteria settle on a surface to cooperate and form a protective biofilm.
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The Scientist Speaks - Rising From the Dead: How Antibiotic Resistance Genes Travel Between Current and Past Bacteria
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 1 min read
Heather Kittredge and Sarah Evans discuss the environmental conditions that facilitate natural transformation in bacteria’s native habitat.  
A cluster of spiral-shaped Treponema pallidum bacteria, the causative agent of syphilis.
Science Falls Behind as Syphilis Stages Another Comeback
Bhargavi Duvvuri, Undark | Feb 21, 2023 | 6 min read
Syphilis is among the oldest known sexually-transmitted infections. Scientists still struggle to detect and treat it.
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Death by Illumination
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jan 9, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers use blue light therapy to treat infected burn wounds.
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on the skin
The Scientist Speaks - Virulence Meets Metabolism: The Unique Evolution of Staphylococcus aureus
Niki Spahich, PhD | 1 min read
Anthony Richardson discusses what makes Staph especially dangerous for people with diabetes.
Person taking antibiotic pill
What Happens to the Gut Microbiome After Taking Antibiotics?
Sophie Fessl, PhD | May 5, 2022 | 5 min read
Studies are finding that a single course of antibiotics alters the gut microbiomes of healthy volunteers—and that it can take months or even years to recover the original species composition.
Salmonella living within macrophages can survive antibiotic treatment and potentially give rise to resistance by two different mechanisms that slow or arrest their growth.
Bacteria Go Dormant to Survive Antibiotics and Restart Infections
Niki Spahich, PhD | Mar 7, 2022 | 3 min read
In Salmonella, two seemingly similar antibiotic survival strategies result from very different molecular mechanisms.
Learn About the Latest Innovations That Support Microbiology Research
Illuminating Hidden Microbial Mysteries
The Scientist and Tecan | 1 min read
Accelerating innovation one wavelength at a time
Researchers use bacterial whole genome sequencing to compare the phylogenetic relationship between environmental and clinical samples.
Aquatic Bacteria Reveal a Common Genetic Link to a Deadly Human Pathogen
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Mar 7, 2022 | 5 min read
Researchers use genetic clues to track the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria from the environment to patients.
Researchers target E. coli in the mouse gut
Modifying the Microbiome In Vivo, One Species or Gene at a Time
Niki Spahich, PhD | Feb 16, 2022 | 4 min read
To manipulate the microbiome, researchers engineered a CRISPR delivery system that precisely targets bacteria in the mouse gut.
Discover new treatments for pandemic diseases
Treatments for Disease Pandemics
The Scientist | 1 min read
Researchers develop new vaccines and therapeutics to combat the spread of infectious diseases.
Antibiotics May Influence Brain Development
Antibiotics May Influence Brain Development
Roni Dengler, PhD | Jan 10, 2022 | 3 min read
Low doses of continuous penicillin exposure altered mouse pups’ microbiomes and gene expression in brain areas associated with emotional and cognitive function.
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