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Contact: Dan Ferber
Dan.ferber@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-1547
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Antibiotics

Caption: Antibiotics cause oxidative stress in cells, which leads to cellular damage. For example, in healthy cells (left), mitochondria, which are labeled yellow here, are long and highly branched. But in cells treated with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin (right), mitochondria are abnormally short and unbranched, and they do not function as well.

Credit: Sameer Kalghatgi and Catherine S. Spina

Usage Restrictions: Credit: Sameer Kalghatgi and Catherine S. Spina

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