CRISPR system can promote antibiotic resistance
CRISPR, a system of genes that bacteria use to fend off viruses, is involved in promoting antibiotic resistance in Francisella novicida, a close relative of the bacterium that causes tularemia. The finding contrasts with p ...
The new atomic age: Building smaller, greener electronics
In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward.
Antibiotic resistant Golden Staph has been detected in Australian pigs
The first evidence of the livestock-associated antibiotic resistant Golden Staph has been detected in Australian pigs, a national group of researchers warns.
Bees from the inside out
It is 1,825 miles from New Haven, Conn., to Austin, Tex., which typically means 30 hours of driving and three nights in motels, not an easy trip for anyone. But for researchers moving from Yale University ...
Polymers that can be fine-tuned for optimal effect could help fight multidrug-resistant infections
The rise of drug-resistant microbes is a major challenge facing medicine. The World Health Organization's 2014 report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance warns of the very real possibility ...