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Antibiotics disrupt gut ecology, metabolism

( -- Humans carry several pounds of microbes in our gastro-intestinal tracts. Recent research suggests that this microbial ecosystem plays a variety of critical roles in our health. Now, working in a mouse model, ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Medical research
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Engineered bacterium churns out two new key antibiotics

( -- In recent years, scientists have isolated two potent natural antibiotics — platensimycin and platencin — that are highly effective against bacterial infection, including those caused by the most dreaded ...

dateFeb 18, 2009 in
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