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Novel Technique May Lead to Design of New and Improved Antibiotics

Scientists at the University of North Carolina say they have discovered a way to make precise changes to an enzyme-driven “assembly line” allowing researchers to improve or change the properties of an existing antibiotic. Their findings being the first to successfully and efficiently manipulate which

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Plasmids Shown to Play Key Role in Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance represents a significant public health problem. A report from the O’Neill Commission predicts that antibiotic resistance will lead to 10 million deaths per year by 2050, surpassing cancer as a source of human mortality. According to Researchers at the University of Oxford, plasmids are

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