Science Word Wednesday: Antibody

Sep 09, 2020

By Taylor Tibbs Antibody What does it mean?  Antibodies are proteins produced by immune cells to target foreign elements or pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and fungi, to ultimately eliminate them from the body.The body produces many unique antibodies specific to things that can make you sick. Antibodies can neutralize toxins directly or act like flags […]

The Battle Against the Bugs: antibiotic tolerance and Staph infections

Oct 10, 2019

By Jenna Beam  Let’s talk about Staph. If you haven’t had a Staph infection, you probably know someone who has.  Those gross, oozy infections that often affect athletes (please wear shoes in the locker room y’all) are caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, but we’ll just call it Staph. Staph notoriously causes all kinds of […]