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C. diff Diagnosis versus Detection: Why Tests Remain Ambiguous

  • Jan. 21, 2019
Why is C. difficile infection so hard to differentiate from colonization? We run down advantages and limitations of different CDI diagnostic tests.

Study Shines Light on Antibiotic Use in Space

  • Jan. 15, 2019
Antibiotics should be used sparingly in the space environment, according to a new study published this week in the journal mBio. The study found that using antibiotics as a preventive measure in a simulated microgravity environment could be counterproductive and will likely result in persistent resistance to antibiotics.

Best of Microbial Sciences Blog 2018

  • Dec. 22, 2018
A highlight of some of the best Microbial Sciences Blog posts from 2018

Top Clinical Microbiology: Bugs & Drugs Posts from 2018

  • Dec. 22, 2018
A highlight of some of the top clinical microbiology blog posts of the year.

Antibiotic Resistance and Movement of Animals between Farms have Facilitated the Spread of MRSA in Danish Pigs

  • Nov. 13, 2018
During the last decade, a new form of the bacterium known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become widespread in the Danish pig population from where it spreads to people, resulting in an increasing number of human infections.