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Altering microbial enzymes can lead to more powerful drugs that are effective against bacteria resistant to traditional antibiotics.
The evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has left researchers scrambling to develop new, stronger antibiotics. Now researchers have successfully used a method that may allow them to keep up -- manipulate the pathways used by microbes to produce the antibacterial products from which antibiotics are derived.
 
 

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