Dr. Cassandra Quave's search for new antibiotics from medicinal plants is highlighted on the National Geographic Channel
March 13, 2017
Microscopic armies have waged war on humanity for thousands of years. Medicine is our great weapon to fight back against invisible, unthinkable death.
March 9, 2017
CRACKLE study (which includes Dr. Jesse Jacob), focused on carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella, highlighted by NIAID
Infectious disease researchers selected as 2017-2018 AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows
February 17, 2017
Karen Levy, PhD, MPH, associate professor of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, was recently selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as a 2017-2018 Public Engagement Fellow. Levy is one of 15 infectious disease researchers in the second cohort of the AAAS Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science.
February 15, 2017
The invasive Brazilian peppertree contains a substance that keeps drug-resistant bacteria from producing their deadly toxins.
February 13, 2017
The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree - a weed commonly found in Florida - contains an extract that could disarm a deadly superbug, according to new research.
February 10, 2017
The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree - a weedy, invasive species common in Florida - contain an extract with the power to disarm dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, scientists at Emory University have discovered.
April 13, 2017
Congress will now be addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance with a bill introduced to the US House of Representatives on March 30, 2017 by Congressman Erik Paulsen and Congressman Mike Thompson. Using the Orphan Drug tax credit as a model, the Reinvigorating Antibiotic and Diagnostic Innovation (READI) H.R. Bill 1840 provides tax incentives for pharmaceutical companies to invest in the development of novel antibiotics and rapid diagnostic tests for infections.
March 28, 2017
More bacteria are answering the battle cry of "resist!" Bugs that cause common infectious diseases have learned how to stand up to many antibiotic treatments. Offering patients different or stronger drugs doesn't seem to change the risk, so what is the solution to stop so-called "superbugs"? Scientists and doctors are working hard to solve this growing public health problem. But many experts say the fight against antibiotic resistance starts at home.
March 16, 2017
A large prospective study of adults and children hospitalized with acute febrile illness in India revealed a high incidence of community-onset multidrug-resistant infections, which were associated with prior antibiotic use and increased risk for mortality.
March 7, 2017
Dr. David S. Weiss, director of the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center, talks about the dangers of a world without antibiotics and the steps being taken by researchers, clinicians and epidemiologists to ensure the future of effective antibiotics.
February 3, 2017
We are starting to see the kind of incurable infection that scientists have warned us about for years. In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a woman in Nevada had died from an infection resistant to every available antibiotic.
January 24, 2017
The rapid spread of 'nightmare bacteria' has some experts worried that antibiotics may one day become ineffective.