Quest for Next-Generation Antibiotics
The golden era of antibiotic discovery is well behind us. We are rapidly headed into a post-antibiotic era that is certain to impact everyone. We must collectively own responsibility and fully accept the need to protect our current, but very limited, arsenal of antibiotics. The time is now… we all play a part. Check out this article explaining the severity of this problem and what’s being done about it.
April 27, 2020
PCR for Antibiotic Resistance Markers
Understanding the inherent limitations, PCR is a very useful and rapid tool in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Coupled with traditional microbiology (culture and susceptibility), optimal clinical outcomes are more readily achievable. This article does a fantastic job of explaining this exact point.