Infections

Curing the Common Cold

Oct 31, 2019

By Emma Joy Goldberg It’s that time of year again! The time of year when, one by one, your friends, teachers, sisters, brothers, moms and dads come down with that dreaded weeklong cold! That’s right, it’s cold season! Traditional symptoms of the common cold that no one seems able to escape include a runny nose, […]

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 […]