drug resistance
Infographic: Mechanisms of Resistance
Infographic: Mechanisms of Resistance
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 31, 2017
Cancers appear to be able to evolve resistance to many of the therapies doctors have tried.
WHO Lists Antibiotic Development Priorities
WHO Lists Antibiotic Development Priorities
Tracy Vence | Feb 27, 2017
The World Health Organization outlines critical-, high-, and medium-priority antibiotic development initiatives, calling on the public and private sectors to invest in additional R&D.
Nose Bacterium Inhibits <em>S. aureus</em> Growth
Nose Bacterium Inhibits S. aureus Growth
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2016
A study on microbe versus microbe battles within the human nose yields a new antibiotic.
Speaking of Microbiology
Speaking of Microbiology
Tanya Lewis and Tracy Vence | Jun 21, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting
Resistance Fighter
Resistance Fighter
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2015
Stuart Levy has spent a lifetime studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and crusading to abolish the use of antibiotics in animal feed.
Professional Marksman
Professional Marksman
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2015
Charles Sawyers, who began his research career just as the genetic details of human oncogenes were emerging, codeveloped Gleevec, the quintessential targeted cancer therapy.
Signaling Resistance
Signaling Resistance
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Activating signaling pathways, rather than individual genes, reveals roles for both growth and dedifferentiation in establishing resistance to cancer treatments.
Toggling Between Life and Death
Toggling Between Life and Death
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
In estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer, the transcription factor IRF1 tips the balance between cellular suicide and survival through autophagy.
Control ALT, Delete Cancer
Control ALT, Delete Cancer
Haroldo Silva, David Halvorsen, Jeremy D. Henson | Apr 1, 2015
Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway
Medical Equipment May Spread Superbug
Medical Equipment May Spread Superbug
Kerry Grens | Feb 20, 2015
Drug-resistant bacteria have spread in a Los Angeles hospital, perhaps from contaminated endoscopes.