Cattle + Mice = TB resistance

Cattle + Mice = TB resistance

What do you get when you cross a cow with a mouse? No, it’s no joke! Researchers have genetically engineered cattle by inserting a mouse gene to create tuberculosis resistance! Transgenic mice – mice with genetic material added or subtracted – have been a staple of biomedical research for years. The technology of gene insertion […]

Antibiotics developed from dirt?

Antibiotics developed from dirt?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. In 2014, The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that drug-resistant strains of many diseases were emerging faster than new antibiotics could be made to fight them. But recently, researchers have developed a new antibiotic from an unlikely source, and it works in such a way that it’s unlikely that […]