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Viral Soldiers

n July 2011, a 43-year-old woman walked out of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, after a month of battling a serious bacterial infection. Three weeks later, two more...

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Triple threat

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a worldwide threat to human health, because it is resistant to a large class of β-lactams (penicillins) and to second-generation penicillins, including methicillin. However, Gonzales et al. report that...

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Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria

Researchers at the pharmaceutical company Merck have identified a new bacteria-killing compound with an unusual target—an RNA regulatory structure called a riboswitch. The team used its drug, described in Nature today (September 30), to...

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