Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are a major cause of serious infections that often persist despite antibiotic treatment, but scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered a way to make these bacteria much more susceptible to some common antibiotics.... NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists find powerful potential weapon to overcome antibiotic resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
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Self-sterilizing polymer proves effective against drug-resistant pathogens  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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The proteins that maintain formicamycin biosynthesis fidelity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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HDO-antimiR represents a new weapon in the fight against microRNA-related disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Asia  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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