A new platform for combinatorial drug discovery to combat antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics were first discovered and deployed more than 75 years ago. But development of new antibiotics largely stalled by the 1980s, and over the past 30 years a disturbing trend has emerged. According to the World Health Organization more than a 1/4 of healthcare associated infections in long term acute settings exhibit some form of antibiotic resistance. This […]

Book Talk | Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine & Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

All right good, afternoon everybody. Welcome to the opening event of the Petrie Flom Center’s 2019 to 2020 academic year event calendar. I think I see a lot of familiar faces so most of you are well aware that we keep events and facilities at HLS very very busy. We’re very good returning customers. We have a lot […]

Anti-Aging Cure Found?

the researchers at harvard actually found a way to alter the amount of an enzyme called tell ’em intent of that which is a place where uh… an enzyme called telomerase elaborate telomerase without that is and isn’t on the race is and something that protects d_n_a_ right and it also has to do with how fast or […]

A Day in the Life: Harvard Medical School Student

(soft upbeat music) – My name is Julia Pian. I’m originally from San Diego, California. I went to Harvard College for undergrad and I’m now a third year medical student at Harvard Medical School. Typically I start a day anywhere from six to 7:30. I’ll wake up and basically head straight into the hospital. I’ll often check on […]

Superbugs That Resist Antibiotics Can Evolve in 11 Days | I Contain Multitudes

[INTRO MUSIC] ED YONG: This is one of the great disruptors of the modern era. This changed everything. Before this, child birth, getting a tooth pulled, even just a scratch could have been a death sentence. Antibiotics– there are many varieties, streptomycin, erythromycin, doxycycline, cephalosporin, amoxicillin. But they all share a common purpose to eliminate bacteria. They are […]

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish (Kishony Lab)

So what we ended up building was basically a Petri dish, except that it’s 2 feet by 4 feet. And the way we set it up is that there are nine bands, and at the base of each of these bands we put a normal Petri-dish-thick agar with different amounts of antibiotic. On the outside there’s no antibiotic; […]