Antibiotic tolerance
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
How Bacteria Eat Penicillin
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
Scientists work out the specific genes and biochemical steps required for digesting the very drugs designed to kill microbes.
Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance
Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance
Jef Akst | Jun 25, 2014
E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.
Thwarting Persistence
Thwarting Persistence
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2013
Researchers show that activating an endogenous protease can eliminate bacterial persisters.