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Painting a fuller picture of how antibiotics kill

20:00 EDT 8 May 2019 | AAAS

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have used machine-learning algorithms to discover a secondary mechanism that helps some antibiotics kill bacteria. This mechanism involves disrupting bacterial metabolism of nucleotides that the cells need to replicate their DNA.

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