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Friday, August 06, 2004

New Target 

As antibiotic resistance becomes more and more of a problem, scientists are somewhat desperately searching for new options. OSU researchers may have found a very powerful new weapon: a protein called DskA, which helps ppGpp bind to RNA polymerase, and induce hibernation. Sleeping bacteria don't resist immune attacks, so goes the theory.

But what happens to all your symbiotic bacteria?

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