It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm (Science)

By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research An essential weapon in the body's fight against infection has come into sharper view. Researchers at Princeton University have discovered the 3D structure of an enzyme that cuts to ribbons the genetic material of viruses and helps defend against bacteria. The discovery of the structure of … Continue reading It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm (Science)

Drug-resistant MRSA bacteria – here to stay in both hospital and community (PLoS Pathogens)

By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research The drug-resistant bacteria known as MRSA, once confined to hospitals but now widespread in communities, will likely continue to exist in both settings as separate strains, according to a new study. The prediction that both strains will coexist is reassuring because previous projections indicated that the … Continue reading Drug-resistant MRSA bacteria – here to stay in both hospital and community (PLoS Pathogens)