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New way to target and kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria found
...kills the weakest bacteria in the bloodstream. Any bug
that has a protective mutation against the antibiotic survives. These drug-resistant microbes quickly accumulate useful mutations and share them with other bacteria through conjugation the microbe equivalent of mating. Conjugation starts when two...
Maynard Olson receives $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize
... way inside the human lung. The result is that the bug
which ends up killing its human host has very different characteristics from the one which invaded decades, and thousands of bacterial generations, before. And that means effective treatment should also be different. He says, The future now lies in t...
Taming the anthrax threat
...wbacks of those used now, can effectively stop the bug
in its tracks. Bacillus anthracis can quickly tr...ergman says. New drugs, he says, should target the bug
during the brief window of vulnerability when the bacteria transform from dormant spores into active...
Anthrax bacterium's deadly secrets probed
New insights into why the bug
that causes anthrax behaves in the unusual way that it does have come to light thanks to a development under the UK e-Science Programme. Researchers at the North East Regional e-Science Centre have found that the proteins the anthrax bacterium secre...
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