Bacteria vs. Humans: Score One for Us
Posted April 6, 2007on:
Researchers in San Diego announce a new molecule that stops bacteria from mutating to become resistant to antibiotics.
A biochemist at Scripps Research Institute, Dr. Romesberg has announced the discovery of a molecule that inhibits bacteria’s ability to change its DNA and fend off the mortal threat of antibiotics. The moleculer was found after the lab screened more than 100,000 possible compounds. The molecule also slips easily into a bacterial cell, which is critical to creating an effective tool to zap the bugs.
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