A team from Stanford University School of Medicine has created a more affordable, efficient blood test to combat problematic and growing antibiotic resistance by providing an easy method to discern between viral and bacterial infections.
Four undergraduate students looking to develop antibiotic treatments to multidrug-resistant bacteria recently received a $10,000 grant from Stanford’s Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) department for their biotechnology startup.
A huge potential reservoir of new medicines is contained in Earth’s biodiversity. So long as we continue to decimate this biodiversity, we will be locked in a losing race against time to catalogue these species and salvage any of their medicinal value before they are lost forever.
Last Wednesday was the 205th birthday of Charles Darwin. February 12 isn’t a date I usually take particular note of. But this year, Darwin’s work on evolution happened to be at the forefront of my mind, due in part to the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham a week prior. Taking on what’s become…