Danielle joined Drug Discovery News as a freelance science writer in 2021. She earned her PhD from Yale University in 2017 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine where she studies the effects of early life stress on brain development. Danielle has written about many topics, including antimicrobial resistance, mitochondrial disease, and the first transgenic mice. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys baking, knitting, and hiking.
Scientists continue to ring alarm bells about the risks associated with the continued misuse of antimicrobials and advocate for innovative treatments, improved surveillance, and greater public health education.
Scientists found evidence of telomeres in the 1930s, but did not identify them until the 1970s. Since then, researchers’ understanding of telomeres and their role in DNA repair, aging, and disease has expanded exponentially.