The road to new tuberculosis antibiotic development in our backyard

Compounds from Lake Michigan play a key role in the drug discovery efforts of Chicago-based researchers

by Elise Steinberger While news of a case of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis in Chicago makes its way across the nation, we ask ourselves, where do we go from here?  When modern medicine can’t work its magic, for a moment we remain disoriented. Germs are everywhere. While we’ve all likely heard about the problem of drug-resistant […]

New Amphibians exhibit at Shedd Aquarium highlights conservation

By Elise Steinberger Standing in the shower, watching soap suds disappear down the drain as you shampoo your hair, your mind wanders through your to-do list. You’re probably not giving those shampoo bubbles at your feet a second thought. The mudpuppy wishes you would. This Great Lakes salamander is just one of the many amphibian […]