Molecular

A link between AMR and COVID-19

Several recent publications and communications from infectious disease experts have illustrated what has been called the hidden threat behind COVID-19…
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Molecular

Antimicrobial resistance in pets

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a significant public health issue globally, including in the United States. The issue is a worsening problem…
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Molecular

AMR in the food chain

The food supply chain in the United States is among the safest in the world, but keeping it safe has become more challenging due to the rapidly evolvi…
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Molecular

Ambler Classification of β-lactamases

The Ambler Classification system, based on amino acid homology, is the most commonly used method to classify β-lactamases. β-lactamases are the prim…
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Clostridioides difficile bacterium
Molecular

Fecal transplants bugged by C. diff

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared November to be Clostridioides difficile Awareness Month. The CDC wants to reduce instances…
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Molecular

The growing threat of AMR

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing threat. Understanding this threat and monitoring the spread of resistant bacteria, microbes, parasites, vi…
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Molecular

A tool to track the spread of mcr

Plasmid-mediated colistin resistance caused by the mcr gene is of increasing public health concern as it continues to spread worldwide. Colistin is a …
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