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Topic: bacteria

Agarwal ’24: In our focus on viruses, we underestimate the risk of deadly bacteria

Op-eds, Opinions

Agarwal ’24: In our focus on viruses, we underestimate the risk of deadly bacteria

April 22, 2020 0 comments

I have always found it ironic that Alexander the Great likely died of a fever. With the benefits of modern medicine, it is hard for us to appreciate the threat that fevers have posed to people in the past. Before the 1920s, fevers were the leading cause of premature death.

University researchers developed a coating for IV catheters that would  fight potential MRSA and related bacterial infections common in hospital settings. The coating is made up of a drug and a plastic polymer.

News, Science & Research

New discovery could prevent common hospital infections

March 15, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When life-saving drugs wind through catheters and into the drifting current of the bloodstream, sometimes unwanted and even deadly bacteria tag along, prepared to invade and infect vulnerable immune systems.

Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

News, Science & Research

Researchers examine gut microbiome, Vitamin A

February 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Bacteria in the gut microbiome and vitamin homeostasis can help protect their hosts from the spread of pathogens, according to a study published Dec. 18 by researchers at the University and the University of Washington.