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Researchers describe structures, mechanisms that enable bacteria to resist antibiotics

20:00 EDT 31 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Iowa State University) Iowa State University's Edward Yu has spent years studying the structures and mechanisms bacteria use to resist antibiotics. He and his research group recently published two more papers describing the efflux pumps and transporters that certain disease-causing bacteria use to keep antibiotics away. Yu is beginning to use that knowledge to look for ways to disable the structures and restore the effectiveness of drugs.

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