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A recent case of antibiotic-resistant bacteria had the news media printing apocalyptic headlines. But what makes this such a historic medical case, and how does it affect us? First, we must start with the facts. The case involved a 49-year-old female in Pennsylvania with a urinary tract infection of the Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. The bacteria was found to … Read More

The symptoms of a urinary tract infection are quite distinct: Pain or a stinging sensation while urinating Cloudy or strange-smelling urine A frequent need to urinate, but only a small amount of actual urine produced Pressure in the lower belly If you’ve had any of these symptoms before, do not worry: you are not alone. Urinary … Read More

The medical field was forever changed in the 20th century upon the discovery and increased usage of antibiotics, chemical agents used to kill or prevent the growth of bacteria. Disease-causing bacteria that have developed a resistance to antibiotics are a cause for major concern nowadays, but non-resistant bacteria, with the ability to promote the persistence … Read More

For half of a century, antibiotics have given us a powerful tool to combat infections that were once life threatening. In recent decades, however, there has been a tremendous growth in the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This proliferation is already taking its toll on humanity. For example, New York Times reports that in India, tens … Read More

You probably cannot imagine living without a sense of touch. In fact, it would be hard for you to survive without it–having a sense of touch helps protect your body from injuries that can result from touching sharp objects. Most organisms have a sense of touch; however, when you think about microorganisms like bacteria, it is … Read More

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