Northeastern biologists have developed a method for treating intractable chronic infections, which kill more than tens of thousands of Americans each year.
A natural community of bacteria growing on a single grain of sand. Photo by Northeastern post doctoral research associate, Anthony D’Onofrio. Last week I went to an interesting event hosted by Northeastern’s College of Engineering that opened my eyes a little wider to the problem of biofilms. These are colonies…
Staphylococcus cells. Photo by Thinkstock photos. Persistence — it’s what keeps us all surviving. If it weren’t for this lovely quality, we’d just give up and crawl under a rock somewhere because it’s all just so darn difficult out there in the world. Same’s true for every bacterial infection we know…