Specialist enzymes make E. coli antibiotic resistant at low pH

Specialist enzymes make E. coli antibiotic resistant at low pH

New research from Arts & Sciences suggests that many “redundant” enzymes are actually specialists that ensure maximal growth across different environments. They also seem to increase resistance to antibiotics in conditions like those in the GI tract or urinary tract — raising concerns that current antibiotic susceptibility tests are inadequate.
Campus celebrates Wrightons at Wrightonpalooza

Campus celebrates Wrightons at Wrightonpalooza

The Washington University community will celebrate the leadership and legacy of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and his wife, Risa Zwerling Wrighton, at Wrightonpalooza, a festival featuring live music, student performances, games and free food from St. Louis’ best food trucks. The festival runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, on Mudd Field.