Startling discovery: Salmonella protein reduces drug resistance in tumors

A surprising result in an experiment on Salmonella bacteria has led to a discovery that may make drug resistant cancer cells more treatable by conventional chemotherapies. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found that the Salmonella protein SipA naturally reduces a well-known drug resistant molecule found in many different types of cancer […]

Daniel Elmer Salmon gave his name to the Salmonella genus of bacteria

Daniel Elmer Salmon (July 23, 1850 – August 30, 1914) was a veterinary surgeon. He earned the first D.V.M. degree awarded in the United States, and spent his career studying animal diseases for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He gave his name to the Salmonella genus of bacteria, which was discovered by an assistant, and […]

The Netherlands and China collaborate to combat antibiotic resistance

The Netherlands is sharing antibiotic resistance research knowledge with China, to collaborate against antimicrobial resistance. This is an important step as resistant bacteria can travel all over the world with travellers and in food supplies. On September 20-21 Chinese and Dutch researchers are organising a conference in Bejing and Shanghai, China to discuss antibiotic resistance. […]