Tag Archives: antibiotic resistance

In the News – Newsweek – Casanova

To fight superbugs, scientists are turning toward antibodies   “‘The bottom line is that the bacteria now develop resistance to anti-infectious agents faster than we can develop the anti-infectious agents,’ says Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova, a professor at Rockefeller University who … More »

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Luciano Marraffini receives the Hans Sigrist Prize for work on antibiotic resistance

Luciano Marraffini receives the Hans Sigrist Prize for work on antibiotic resistanceThis award, bestowed by the University of Bern, honors Marraffini for his work developing a new approach to fight antibiotic resistance. Marraffini studies CRISPR-Cas systems, which enable some bacteria to acquire immunity against viruses, and is investigating ways to use them to fight off microbial pathogens. More »

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In the News – The Lancet – Dubos

Antibiotic antagonist: the curious career of René Dubos   “Fortunately, Lederberg had been paying attention and in the late 1980s he used his position as head of the Rockefeller University to revive Dubos’s warnings about the mutability and adaptability of … More »

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Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in subway stations, high school students discover

Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in subway stations, high school students discoverAs part of an effort to identify DNA found throughout New York City, students in Rockefeller’s Science Outreach Program have been swabbing surfaces in the subway system. Their work has turned up bacteria resistant to two common antibiotics. More »

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‘Programmable’ antibiotic harnesses an enzyme to attack drug-resistant microbes

“Programmable” antibiotic harnesses an enzyme to attack drug-resistant microbesBy co-opting a system bacteria normally use to defend themselves, researchers targeted and killed off colonies of the antibiotic resistant Staph cells on mouse skin. The treatment left behind the drug-susceptible microbes. More »

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