Antibiotic tolerance
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
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
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2013
Researchers show that activating an endogenous protease can eliminate bacterial persisters.