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MCR Genes: Bacteria’s Secret Weapons

July 29, 2019/0/0/

When infection rages and other antibiotics prove ineffective, healthcare providers may turn to colistin as their weapon of last resort. But disease-causing microbes are rapidly unraveling the secrets of colistin, and the drug may not be an effective fallback for long.  Researchers at Cornell University have found a ninth variation of a gene that confers […]

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A Scientists’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug

June 17, 2019/0/0/

Tom Patterson almost lost his life to Acinetobacter baumannii, a carbapenem-resistant pathogen that tops the WHO’s list of deadliest superbugs. But his wife, epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee, developed a treatment that saved him. Now it’s saving others. Learn how.

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