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Alison K. Criss, PhD, is studying drug-resistant
Have You Heard About Super Gonorrhea?
August 3, 2018

It's real, and you don't want it. It's gonorrhea that's developed resistance to the antibiotics that would normally be used to treat it. Our Alison K. Criss, PhD, is working on the problem. She and her collaborators in the United Kingdom have discovered a new way that the bacteria resist…

Bill Petri
Antibiotics Make You Susceptible to Illness
August 31, 2017

Antibiotics are one of the most important items in the doctor's medical bag. They're vital for beating back potentially deadly infections. But they can also make you susceptible to disease, new research from our Bill Petri suggests. Petri and colleagues, including Koji Watanabe, found that antibiotic use interfered with an…