An Energetic Solution

A boost to bacteria's metabolism could help thwart antibiotic resistance.

RELATED TAGS: MICROBES & VIRUSES
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The fight against antibiotic resistance seems like an uphill battle: Bacteria outsmart our drugs, and our slow discovery of new antibiotics can’t keep pace with their constant evolution. Although part of President Barack Obama’s recent $1.2 billion allocation for fighting antibiotic resistance does involve drug discovery, some scientists and companies are repurposing existing therapies, which can save time and money. For antibiotics to kill bacteria, bacterial cells must ingest them...
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