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Month: March 2018

MRSA Project

MRSA Project

For my upcoming project I will focus on MRSA and other antibiotic resistant forms of Staphylococcus aureus. I chose this class of bacterium because it is constantly in the news and scientific literature. This species of bacterium is one of the greatest potential threats humanity. With its ability to mutate rapidly against antibiotics and its ability to mutate between species this versatile and deadly bacterium is something humanity must learn to combat if we continue to flourish as a species….

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Blog Spotlight

Blog Spotlight

Introduction: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the deadlier cancers in the world today, with a 5-year survival rate of 57% worldwide[1]. Although this cancer kills almost 600,000 people per year, there is only one drug on the market right now to fight this cancer[2]. This drug is called Sorafenib and it works by interfering with protein kinase signaling in cancerous cells and non-cancerous cell’s membranes[3]. The one major problem with this drug is that not only does it kill…

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