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Antibiotics and Microbiomes

As I mentioned in my previous blog “Antibiotic resistance and what we can do about it”, antibiotic resistance is big problem we are currently facing. Every usage of antibiotics contributes to the resistance problem and therefore we need to reduce … Continue reading

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Fenn the Phage

As I mentioned in my last blog, at the beginning of this semester I found a phage that infects the bacterium Mycobacterium smegmatis. My journey with my phage, who I’ve named Fern, has been interesting and filled with many unexpected … Continue reading

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Antibiotic resistance and what we can do about it

Something that has really struck me this year is learning about antibiotic resistance. It is such a widespread issue that affects every single one of us. So, let’s start at the beginning… What are antibiotics?   Antibiotics are widely used … Continue reading

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