Tag Archives: antibiotic resistance

Mapping Antibiotic Resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms to Develop Better Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis

This post is written by MSU DO-PhD student Michael Maiden I have always been interested in bacterial resistance. My first science fair project was comparing antibacterial soap versus regular soap in terms of selecting for resistant bacteria with use. In … Continue reading

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On Microbial Individuality

This post is written by UI postdoc Jessica Lee I’m writing this blog post in hopes of convincing you to see every microbial cell as a unique individual. It’s a big ask, because microbes are numerous, and even card-carrying microbe lovers have … Continue reading

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It’s a (Selective) Sweep for the Good Genes!

This Evolution 101 post is by MSU grad student Douglas Kirkpatrick In baseball, ice hockey, and basketball, when a team wins all of the games in a playoff series, they are said to have swept the other team out of the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Source-sink population dynamics facilitate plasmid host range evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Wesley Loftie-Eaton. With all the thanks to BEACON for funding and Dr. Eva M. Top for her support and guidance, my latest foray into the world … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution Goes Plink

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Kyle Card. Richard Feynman was an eccentric theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate who had a profound impact on the field of quantum mechanics. As a child, he … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution of plasmid host range

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Wesley Loftie-Eaton. I stumbled into the world of plasmids at my alma mater, the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. My advisor, Prof. D. E. Rawlings, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The genetic basis of biofilm formation

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Elyse Hope. “Remember to finish your full course of antibiotics” is a phrase we have probably all heard from a doctor at least once. Intuition … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Evolution and the nano-scale

Today’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by NC A&T faculty Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr. One nanometer is defined as 1 x 10-9 meter. This is about the size of one glucose molecule. The nucleus of a human cell … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Studying drug resistance in bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Silvia Smith. Humans, like any other organism, impact their environment as their natural history unfolds. As the result of selection for increased brain size and improved … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Plasmid evolution is the key to fighting antibiotic resistance

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Julie Hughes. We are in the midst of a medical crisis. Even though we have more antibiotics on the market than ever before, our ability … Continue reading

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