antibiotic resistance

A study published in the journal Science led by researchers at Indiana University and Harvard University is the first to reveal in extreme detail the operation of the biochemical clockwork that drives cellular division in bacteria. The discovery, made possible through a revolutionary method used to color bacterial cell walls developed at IU, is an […]

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The alarming increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses health and economic threats worldwide, with more than 2 million Americans infected by the bacteria each year. Now, a team of Indiana University Bloomington chemists and biologists has been awarded a major grant to develop and use a chemical tagging method to better understand how bacteria build their […]

Resisting antibiotics

January 31, 2012

It’s cold and flu season again. People in office suites, restaurants, elevators, and theaters are coughing and hacking, and the germs are flying. When you or someone you care for is ailing, a fast-acting antibiotic seems desirable, despite the fact that we know antibiotics are clearly not always the answer. In fact, although antibiotics have […]