An Anatomical Atlas of S. Pneumoniae

An Anatomical Atlas of S. Pneumoniae An Anatomical Atlas of S. Pneumoniae Streptococcus pneumoniae is a common cause of bacterial sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Symptoms vary widely but can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Although the...

Waterborne Illness Burden

Waterborne Illness Burden Waterborne Illness Burden The United States has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world thanks to improvements in infrastructure and water treatment methods over the last century. However, millions of Americans still get sick...

Risk Factors for Asymptomatic C. difficile Colonization

Risk Factors for Asymptomatic C. difficile Colonization Risk Factors for Asymptomatic C. difficile Colonization Patients with asymptomatic C. difficile colonization are gaining attention as a potential source of transmission. Scientists at the Cleveland Clinic...

A New Resource to “SPARK” Antibiotic Research

A New Resource to “SPARK” Antibiotic Research A New Resource to “SPARK” Antibiotic Research One of many barriers to the discovery of novel antibiotics is a lack of information sharing. Although antibiotic research has been underway since the...

Risk Factors for C. auris colonization

Risk Factors for C. auris colonization Risk Factors for C. auris colonization A recent study out of New York has demonstrated an association among ventilator use, acute care hospital admission, and colonization with Candida auris. Colonization increases the risk for...

Positive Uses for Fungi

Positive Uses for Fungi Positive Uses for Fungi When we think of fungi, yeast and mold are likely the first to come to mind, often with negative connotations. But fungi play important roles in many areas of our lives, including many positive uses. Fungi are necessary...