A New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea

A New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea A New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection (STI) known as gonorrhea, infect more than 500,000 people in the United States each year. In fact, the Centers for...

An Evolutionary Timeline of Enterococcus faecalis

An Evolutionary Timeline of Enterococcus faecalis An Evolutionary Timeline of Enterococcus faecalis While antibiotic treatment is a well-known cause of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, new research shows that selection pressures occurring far before the...

A Reason To Like Mosquitoes?

A Reason To Like Mosquitoes? A Reason To Like Mosquitoes? According to scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a newly identified protein found in mosquitoes may also be effective at fighting viral infections in humans. After biting and...

Reversing Antibiotic Tolerance

Reversing Antibiotic Tolerance Reversing Antibiotic Tolerance Antibiotic tolerance occurs when bacteria are able to survive in the presence of antibiotics. This is dangerous because tolerant bacteria can cause infections that persist even after treatment. Some...

New Antifungal Compound Discovered in Ant Farms

New Antifungal Compound Discovered in Ant Farms New Antifungal Compound Discovered in Ant Farms Attine ants are a group of several ant species known as farmers because they grow their own food. Each member of the colony has a job on the farm. Harvester ants cut...

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...