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Molecular decoys help overcome drug resistance

Harmful bacteria have evolved some ingenious mechanisms to resist antibiotics. One of those is the drug efflux pump—proteins that stand guard along bacterial cell membranes, identifying antibacterial agents that pass through ...

Dec 09, 2014
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Disinfectants may promote growth of superbugs

Using disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself, according to research published in the January issue of Microbiology. The findings could have important implications ...

Dec 27, 2009
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