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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 ...

dateMay 04, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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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 ...

dateApr 20, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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New compound defeats drug-resistant bacteria

It's no wonder that medicine's effort to combat bacterial infections is often described as an arms race. When new drugs are developed to combat infections, the bacterial target invariably comes up with a deterrent.

dateNov 28, 2011 in Biochemistry
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