The discovery of antibiotics has been revolutionary in terms of our ability to treat bacterial infections; however, not long after the initial discovery of antibiotics, some flaws became apparent. After a while, antibiotics were no longer working against infections that they were once successful in dealing with, a phenomenon known as antibiotic resistance. This can be explained, … Read More

You’ve likely heard of tuberculosis or have at least been tested for it at some point in your life. It is an airborne disease caused by a bacterial infection in the lungs, specifically by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. There is extensive knowledge on what the disease can do and how it is caused, but it has remained a prevalent cause … Read More

March 24, 1822 marks the day that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) made its debut through Dr. Robert Koch. This type of bacteria typically affects the lungs, and most treatments include a mixture of drugs, including antibiotics. With approximately nine million people affected by the disease in 2013, there has been an ongoing effort to develop and explore new … Read More

Addison’s disease is a disorder caused when your adrenal glands (located on your kidney) cannot make cortisol or aldosterone. To understand the disease, let’s take a look at some anatomy. The adrenal glands have two parts: the interior (medulla) which produces adrenaline-like hormones; and the outer layer (cortex) which produces a group of hormones known as corticosteroids as well as androgens (male sex hormones). … Read More

What is TB? Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infectious disease of the lungs. It is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and can be contracted through exposure to airborne pathogens from coughing or sneezing. TB is largely resistant to the drugs used to treat it, forcing patients to take a cocktail of medications over an extended period … Read More

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