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As the world runs out of cures, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, contributing to drug resistance

As antibiotics fail, global consumption of antibiotics skyrockets, further driving drug resistance

March 26, 2018

Despite the threat of a global health crisis in antibiotic resistance, worldwide use of antibiotics soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015.

Competing for blood: How ecologists are solving infectious disease mysteries

February 12, 2018 ・ Liz Fuller-Wright

Princeton ecologists found that co-infections of malaria and hookworm center on fights over a shared resource: red blood cells.

Undergrads exhibit semester research for “Disease Ecology, Economics and Policy”

December 19, 2017

Students in the course “Disease Ecology, Economics and Policy” gathered in the Guyot Atrium Dec. 14 to present their semester research projects on the emergence and spread of disease.

To Predict How Climate Change Will Affect Disease, Researchers Must Fuse Climate Science and Biology

September 18, 2017

To predict how climate change will affect disease, researchers need new statistical models that incorporate both climate factors and the climate-disease relationship, and account for uncertainties in both.

An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

August 15, 2017

Princeton researchers uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the Yellow Fever Virus (YFV).

S.O.S. sign written in beach sand near beach waves hahaha

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease

November 17, 2015 ・ Igor Heifetz

“Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease: Predictability and the Impact of Vaccination” by Bryan Grenfell, Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Violent epidemics of childhood infections such as measles…

United Nations to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

August 31, 2016 ・ Melissa Policicchio for the Princeton Environmental Institute

PEI interviews PEI senior research scholar Ramanan Laxminarayan about antimicrobial resistance.

UN High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobials—What Do We Need?

July 18, 2016 ・ Ramanan Laxminarayan

Laxminarayan comments that sustainable access to effective antimicrobials is a prerequisite for achieving several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Q&A: Fighting the Zika Virus

February 8, 2016 ・ Rose Huber

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has spread into more than 20 countries across Latin America since May 2015.