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The battle of the bug


Issue Dated: September 28, 2008
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The battle of the bug Antibiotics have become so widely used that many bacteria have developed ways to survive them. As a result, millions of people die around the world. Now scientists have found a new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria Ė a compound called platensimycin that attacks and kill certain bacteria in a new way. What platensimycin does is, it attacks an enzyme that bacteria needs to build in order to maintain the membranes in their cells. Weíre keeping our fingers crossed.
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