All the boulders at the same time
CDC expert Arjun Srinivasan discussed the multifaceted nature of antibiotic resistance on Wednesday, August 19, as part of the launch of the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center.
A crystal ball for Lab Land: Top 5 topics in 2015
1. Alzheimer’s 2. Ebola 3. Hypersomnia 4. Microbiome/antibiotic resistance 5. Endovascular stroke
Make ‘em fight: redirecting neutrophils in CF
Why do people with cystic fibrosis (CF) have such trouble with lung infections? The conventional view is that people with CF are at greater risk for lung infections because thick, sticky mucus builds up in their lungs, allowing bacteria to thrive. CF is caused by a mutation that affects the composition of the mucus. Rabindra […]
Combo approach vs drug-resistant fungus
David Weiss and colleagues have identified a combination of existing antifungal drugs with enhanced activity against C. auris when used together.
Triple play in science communication
We are highlighting Emory BCDB graduate student Emma D’Agostino, who is a rare triple play in the realm of science communication. Emma has her own blog, where she talks about what it’s like to have cystic fibrosis. Recent posts have discussed the science of the disease and how she makes complicated treatment decisions together with […]
Meningitis bacteria adapt to STI niche — again?
The Neisseria meningitidis bacteria causing a recent cluster of sexually transmitted infections in Columbus, Ohio and other US cities have adapted to the urogenital environment, an analysis of their DNA shows.
Rep. Tom Price discusses research funding
It was a packed house at Emory to hear Rep. Tom Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee, talk about federal funding for research — and answer questions from Emory faculty and students.
Galectins defend against bacterial wolves in sheeps’ clothing
Sean Stowell explains the connection between gaps in our immune systems, which bacteria have to potential to exploit, and proteins that could become the basis of new antibiotic treatments.
Odd couples and persistence
Bacteria can survive antibiotic treatment through the process of persistence. Christine Dunham’s lab has been delving into odd couple proteins that regulate persistence.
Lab management: leading by example
Cancer researcher Paul Doetsch is a prominent voice in a recent feature in Science magazine’s Careers section. The article gives scientists who are setting up their laboratories advice on how to manage their laboratories and lead by example. Doetsch holds a distinguished chair of cancer research and is associate director for basic research at Winship […]