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Target: Drug-resistant bacteria

Over the past several decades, scientists have faced challenges in developing new antibiotics even as bacteria have become increasingly resistant to existing drugs. One strategy that might combat such resistance ...

May 04, 2012 4.5 / 5 (4) 1

Pinpointing how antibiotics work

Penicillin and other antibiotics have revolutionized medicine, turning once-deadly diseases into easily treatable ailments. However, while antibiotics have been in use for more than 70 years, the exact mechanism ...

Apr 20, 2012 4.3 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast