How Drug-Resistant E. coli Succeeds as a Public Health Menace

April 23, 2019

In a study published this week, an international team of researchers conducted high-resolution analyses of more than 850 drug-resistant genomes to identify survival strategies employed by drug-resistant Escherichia coli clones.

Bacteria Use Phages for 'Self-Recognition'

April 22, 2019

Cells are social, and self-recognition is a critical aspect of group behavior as cells assist kin and antagonize non-kin in foraging for food and forming biofilms.

Fast-Changing Genetics Key to Hospital Superbug Survival

April 2, 2019

For a study, published today in Microbial Genomics, a team of scientists at UCL Genetics Institute and Peking University People's Hospital in Beijing tracked the spread of K. pneumoniae in a Beijing hospital following a patient death from blood poisoning in 2016.