Dual-acting immuno-antibiotics block an essential pathway in bacteria and activate the adaptive immune response — ScienceDaily

Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared AMR as one of the top 10 global public […]

Using water fleas, researchers investigate adaptive evolution

Water daphnia. Credit: Matthew Walsh, UTA associate professor of biology. Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington resurrected the preserved eggs of a shrimp-like crustacean to examine long-standing questions about adaptive evolution, reporting the results in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The study explores the evolutionary impacts of species invasions […]

To Save Low-Lying Atolls, Adaptive Measures Need to Start Now

Low-lying reef islands like the Pacific Ocean’s Marshall Islands could become unstable by midcentury if measures to adapt to rising sea levels are not implemented, according to new research. Coral reef atoll islands are home to thousands of people around the world, but researchers still don’t agree on how sea level rise will […]