Bacteria go into hibernation to avoid antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is an enormous problem that affects approximately 2 million people in the US each year. Most of our antibiotics attack bacteria by interfering with their ability to make DNA and therefore preventing their growth. Bacteria that develop resistance to these antibiotics have mutated and developed a way to get around the effects of…

Developing a simple test for detecting respiratory viral infections

Respiratory infections affect hundreds of millions of people annually and account for nearly 4 million deaths world wide. Treatment plans will depend on the type of infection, with bacterial infections needing antibiotics and viral infections needing antivirals. Prescribing antibiotics to someone with a viral infection wont help them get better and it will add to…