Carbapenem Diem: Seize the Enterococcus.

I found this interesting article about the science behind how some pathogenic microorganisms are developing a resistance to one of the last bastions of medicine to fight them. Specifically, Carbepenem Resistant Enterococcus (CRE).  While the article points out that resistant bacterial threats, similar to this, have not unfolded in as dire straits as predicted; it is still a grave concern.

Oh, and if you find this article interesting; there is some level of hope in the concept of “quorum sensing.”  I discovered this when searching through TED Talks.  Here is that link:

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