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Pushing back against drug-resistant bugs

Some pathogens can adapt to the presence of drugs that would normally be lethal, and such antibiotic-resistant microbes are now the scourge of hospitals worldwide. Discovering new antibiotics is a laborious process, but research ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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A new weapon in the war against superbugs

In the arms race between bacteria and modern medicine, bacteria have gained an edge. In recent decades, bacterial resistance to antibiotics has developed faster than the production of new antibiotics, making bacterial infections ...

dateDec 02, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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The science of collaboration

It's a long, expensive, risky road to turn a scientific breakthrough into a treatment that can help patients. Fewer organizations are trying to tackle the challenges alone, says a new paper from MIT researchers published ...

dateAug 28, 2013 in Social Sciences
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