UW-Green Bay, Packers support students seeking solutions to drug-resistant bacteria

The next medical breakthrough in drug-resistant diseases could be coming from college students. “There’s a real need,” said UW-Green Bay Professor Brian Merkel (biology). “This is only going to intensify, this pressure to find new antibiotics because, quite simply, there’s infections for which nothing on the shelf works anymore.” The race is on for the Tiny Earth initiative—which uses a network of college students from 15 countries and 45 states to find new life-saving antibiotics. The local Tiny Earth kick-off event was held yesterday at the STEM Innovation Center. See more via UWGB, Packers support students seeking solutions to drug-resistant bacteria, wearegreenbay.com.