August 15, 2017
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a three-year $5 million grant to an international team of investigators to test the anti-cancer drug imatinib as a repurposed treatment for tuberculosis. The study will take place at Emory University in Atlanta, and in South Africa at the Aurum Institute's Tembisa Clinical Research Center in South Africa.
August 14, 2017
As winners of the 2017 ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Awards, Wuest will receive a plaque, an award of $1,000, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement to attend the 2017 ACS Fall National Meeting in Washington, D.C., and present at an ACS Division of Biological Chemistry symposium.
June 30, 2017
Karen Levy, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, reflects on her path to a career in research and public service, as well as the important role communications can play in advancing science. Levy is a AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute fellow.
June 8, 2017
It's been dubbed "the end of modern medicine". BBC Future asked experts to explain how we might avoid the worst effects of antibiotic resistance ¿ a grand challenge of our age.
April 26, 2017
Emory University law and global health professor Polly J. Price, may have a hand in stopping future outbreaks of deadly plagues such as Ebola. Price is one of 35 recipients of a 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowship and will receive up to $200,000 toward researching and writing a book about how governments confront the challenge of contagious diseases.
Dr. Cassandra Quave's search for new antibiotics from medicinal plants is highlighted on the National Geographic Channel
March 13, 2017
Microscopic armies have waged war on humanity for thousands of years. Medicine is our great weapon to fight back against invisible, unthinkable death.
August 28, 2017
The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences.
August 16, 2017
Andi Shane, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Emory University School of Medicine, comments on a Nebraska-led clinical trial in India using a prebiotic and probiotic to help prevent sometimes deadly cases of sepsis and decrease lower respiratory tract infections in newborns.
July 7, 2017
Gonorrhea is getting harder and harder ¿ and sometimes even impossible ¿ to treat worldwide, according to a World Health Organization study looking at medical surveillance data from 77 countries released on Thursday.
June 13, 2017
Scientists have developed an antibiotic in the lab with three ways of killing bacteria. Will it be able to overcome resistant bacteria?
May 19, 2017
Scientists are studying these ancient forms of bacteria to better understand how they work and how humans might try to defeat them.
May 6, 2017
Scientists have long dismissed "phage therapy" as a fringe idea pushed by eccentrics who enjoy fishing in sewage. But now the Navy is betting on it.