Superbugs

A Blood Test That Uses Next-Generation Sequencing

If you arrived at this story wondering if someone had found a new way to detect the coronavirus, we’re sorry to disappoint you. This article has no direct connection to the pandemic that is emptying your 401K and threatening the lives of your grandparents, except that we will be talking about viruses, bacteria, and other […]

Bacteriophages: A Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

“The Post-Antibiotic Era Is Here. Now What?” was the title of an article by Wired a few years back which talked about how more and more people are getting knocked off by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In other words, we’ve now entered a “post antibiotic era.” In an article last year titled Can We Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs?, we […]

Can We Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs?

Superbug. It sounds like the name of Ant-Man’s sidekick or a one-hit wonder English rock band from the 1970s. But superbugs might just pose the greatest threat to humanity outside of killer asteroids, invading aliens, secret Nazi bases in Antarctica or the latest YouTube social media challenge for kids. Seriously, though, the rise of antibiotic-resistant […]