Scientists discover genes that help harmful bacteria thwart treatment: Two genes may make staph infections resistant to copper, a powerful antibacterial agent

A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent. The discovery shows that Staphyloccocus aureus can acquire

Engineered DNA vaccine protects against emerging Mayaro virus infection: New vaccine induces robust and specific immune responses and provides complete protection from disease in preclinical studies

A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine developed at The Wistar Institute induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that has the potential to become a global emerging viral threat.