Michael C. Purdy, Washington University in St. Louis News Office

Articles by Michael C. Purdy, Washington University in St. Louis News Office

Soil Bacteria may Provide Clues to Curbing Antibiotic Resistance

by Michael C. Purdy, Washington University in St. Louis News Office

Drug-resistant bacteria annually sicken 2 million Americans and kill at least 23,000. A driving force behind this growing public health threat is the ability of bacteria to share genes that provide antibiotic resistance.