antibacterial resistance

Unearthing new antibiotics

Internationally, more than 700,000 people die from antimicrobial-resistant bacterial diseases each year.1 With superbugs developing resistance to even the antibiotic of last resort, vancomycin, scientists are racing to expand options. Currently, research is investigating the…



Parallels in Societal Evolution Between Microbes and Humans

In September of 2016, Mo et al. published an article in Science entitled ‚ÄúSpatiotemporal Microbial Evolution on Antibiotic Landscapes‚ÄĚ. This landmark article describes a novel system for studying bacterial evolution. The findings elucidate the importance…


Star-Shaped Peptide Polymers Kill Superbugs

Antibacterial resistance poses an enormous threat to the ability to treat common diseases. It occurs when bacteria develop genetic mutations that render antibiotic drugs ineffective, resulting in prolonged hospital stays and high mortality rates. Multi-drug…