antibiotic resistance

Fast facts: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

November 21, 2018
What is antibiotic-resistant bacteria and why is it such a big deal?

School of Public Health celebrates 20-year anniversary

April 4, 2018
How a Texas rural health initiative has grown into a college with global impact

You asked: What is a staph infection?

March 5, 2018
Staph is as common as it is dangerous

Understanding how often cells develop mutations: Harder than it seems

August 15, 2017
The mutation rate is often misunderstood but is fundamental to a number of problems in biology and public health, most notably combating antibiotic resistance

Fighting back against antimicrobial resistance using new technology

June 29, 2017
Hospital-acquired infections are both a cause of and contribute to resistance, but perhaps technology can help

Work smarter: Testing a decision-making tool for antibiotic use

June 9, 2017
Tool use lead to significant reductions in antibiotic use in nursing homes

Antibiotic stewardship: An approach to preserving our miracle drugs

August 19, 2016
How taking small steps today could save millions of lives

The almost-magical properties of a common substance: Iron

March 23, 2016
Environmental chemistry can turn everyday iron into an incredibly useful material

Protecting a precious resource: Antibiotics in nursing homes

January 11, 2016

Overprescribing antibiotics can lead to dire consequences—the bacteria can become resistant to the drugs, and once-controllable diseases can run wild. This is especially common in places where people live closely together, like in a college dormitory or a nursing home—and older people in nursing homes may be especially vulnerable.

Growing problem of antibiotic resistance

November 11, 2015

Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Why and how is antibiotic resistance happening, and in turn how is it affecting patients?