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.
March 9, 2017
CRACKLE study (which includes Dr. Jesse Jacob), focused on carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella, highlighted by NIAID
Infectious disease researchers selected as 2017-2018 AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows
February 17, 2017
Karen Levy, PhD, MPH, associate professor of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, was recently selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as a 2017-2018 Public Engagement Fellow. Levy is one of 15 infectious disease researchers in the second cohort of the AAAS Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science.
February 15, 2017
The invasive Brazilian peppertree contains a substance that keeps drug-resistant bacteria from producing their deadly toxins.
February 13, 2017
The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree - a weed commonly found in Florida - contains an extract that could disarm a deadly superbug, according to new research.
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.
April 27, 2017
With rates of sexually transmitted diseases at an all-time high in the United States, the need for more screening as well as better treatment and prevention methods, especially for those at highest risk, has reached a critical point. Carlos del Rio, MD, professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, said the threat of untreatable gonorrhea is now a reality due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant cases. 'STDs are significant. They may not necessarily cause mortality, but they certainly cause morbidity.'
April 25, 2017
Researchers say a peptide that strengthens Komodo dragons' immune systems could be used in people to battle antibiotic resistant bacteria.
April 13, 2017
Congress will now be addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance with a bill introduced to the US House of Representatives on March 30, 2017 by Congressman Erik Paulsen and Congressman Mike Thompson. Using the Orphan Drug tax credit as a model, the Reinvigorating Antibiotic and Diagnostic Innovation (READI) H.R. Bill 1840 provides tax incentives for pharmaceutical companies to invest in the development of novel antibiotics and rapid diagnostic tests for infections.
March 28, 2017
More bacteria are answering the battle cry of "resist!" Bugs that cause common infectious diseases have learned how to stand up to many antibiotic treatments. Offering patients different or stronger drugs doesn't seem to change the risk, so what is the solution to stop so-called "superbugs"? Scientists and doctors are working hard to solve this growing public health problem. But many experts say the fight against antibiotic resistance starts at home.