Crowdsourcing a Better Understanding of Bacteria

Bacterial infections hardly seem like a conspiracy, but according to a group of Notre Dame researchers, these little cells may indeed be coordinating with one another not only to infect, but also to avoid antibiotics and treatment.

Back in 2014, Notre Dame scientists Mark Alber and Joshua Shrout published a paper about the movement and behavior of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium notorious for its spread in hospitals among patients with compromised immune systems. According to the CDC, the bacteria is responsible for 51,000 hospital infections in the U.S. each year, of which 6,000 are multi-drug resistant and 400 result in fatalities[1].…

Crowdsourcing a Better Understanding of Bacteria

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