The Death of Antibiotics

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Dr. Mohamed Seleem‘s work was featured in Newsweek’s top story titled “The Death of Antibiotics: We’re Running Out of Effective Drugs to Fight Off an Army of Superbugs”.

“Mohamed Seleem, a Purdue University biologist, and his colleagues were trying to come up with a way to quickly identify infectious bacteria in blood samples by hitting the samples with laser light of different colors. Along the way, they noticed that certain drug-resistant bacteria changed color from gold to white just seconds after being hit with a mild beam of blue laser light.

Read the full story at Newsweek “The Death of Antibiotics: We’re Running Out of Effective Drugs to Fight Off an Army of Superbugs

You can learn more about Dr. Mohamed Seleem and his team’s research at the Seleem Research Group website.


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

Category: In the News

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