Hannah Guyer (left), a graduate student in agricultural and biosystems engineering, works with assistant professor Adina Howe to screen manure for antibiotic resistant genes. (Photo by Rachel Kennedy)
December 18, 2017

In 2015, a university-wide antimicrobial resistance initiative was established involving approximately 60 faculty members across several colleges and USDA National Center for Animal Health scientists.

Additional researchers and health professionals from several other Midwest...

September 20, 2017

With an increasing number of news reports and publications on antimicrobial resistance, Iowa State faculty have developed a set of points to consider from the perspective of scientists, veterinarians, and extension specialists, along with details on a new Iowa State-led initiative.

Ribbon diagram of the three-part efflux pump of the Campylobacter jejuni bacterium
August 01, 2017

Two new discoveries from Edward Yu’s Iowa State University laboratory are adding to the scientific understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics.

Catherine Logue
June 12, 2017

Iowa State director of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine Catherine Logue, who serves on AMR's steering committee, discusses a resistance gene, mcr-1, in a recent Nature article.

Brugia malayi
May 09, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Recently published research from Iowa State University biomedical scientists details new methods for studying a parasitic nematode that sickens millions worldwide, a development that could lead to improved therapies.

Vector-Borne Diseases
February 02, 2017

Iowa State University will take part in a new consortium aimed at producing research and training programs related to vector-borne diseases such as those transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks. The Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, funded by a $10 million grant from...

Antimicrobial Resistance
October 26, 2016

Antibiotics are one of humankind’s greatest life-saving discoveries, but the rise of antibiotic resistance is now one of our biggest threats. A new research initiative at Iowa State University takes on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, also called antimicrobial resistance (AMR),...

Michelle Soupir and Adina Howe
May 04, 2016

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Iowa State University has received a nearly $1 million grant to study antimicrobial resistance in animal production systems. The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will allow ISU...

Paul Plummer
March 21, 2016

Iowa State University veterinarians have uncovered new insight into the development of a foot disease in cows that causes more lameness than any other malady. Bovine digital dermatitis, a disease that appears as painful lesions on the heel of a cow’s hoof, has caused difficulty for the U.S....

Protein Pumps
April 16, 2015

Research teams led by Edward Yu of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory have described the structures of two proteins they believe pump antibiotics from bacteria, allowing the bacteria to resist medications. One of the protein pumps, known as MtrF, is believed to be the mechanism that...

Edward Yu
November 24, 2014

For their work advancing materials science, statistics, animal science and biophysics, four Iowa State University researchers were named 2014 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), including one professor for his work in antimicrobial resistance.

Claudia Lemper
September 08, 2014

A class of microbiology students at Iowa State University hopes that the next big discovery in the fight against antibiotic-resistant diseases is right below their feet. The students took part in the Small World Initiative, an effort led by Yale University that allows science students at...

Ribbon Diagram
August 21, 2012

Edward Yu took note of the facts – nearly 2 million deaths each year, 9 million infected each year, developments of multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant and now totally drug-resistant strains – and decided to shift his research focus to tuberculosis.

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