hospital-acquired infections
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2017
Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Serious Putty
Serious Putty
Ashley P. Taylor | May 1, 2016
A naturally occurring clay, used in traditional Native American medicine, shows promise as an antibiotic.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord, Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Metal ions and materials with nanoscale patterns can kill even antibiotic-resistant pathogens. 
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Virus-Mimicking Drug Boosts Resistance to Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Virus-Mimicking Drug Boosts Resistance to Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Catherine Offord | Feb 24, 2016
Researchers identify a molecule that protects antibiotic-treated mice from an opportunistic bacterial infection.
Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report
Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2016
The US Senate has found hospitals, a device maker, and federal regulators dragged their feet on reporting contaminated endoscopes.
Microbiome Teams Up Against <em>C. diff</em>
Microbiome Teams Up Against C. diff
Jef Akst | Jul 14, 2015
Researchers build a mathematical model that can predict whether a mouse will be infected by Clostridium difficile based on the microbes found in its GI tract.
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.