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New Mathematics Could Neutralize Pathogens That Resist Antibiotics


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A new algorithm that deciphers how bacteria genes gain resistance to antibiotics could help improve drug cycling regimes.

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Bacteria that make us sick are bad enough, but many of them also continually evolve in ways that help them develop resistance to common antibiotic drugs, making our medications less effective or even moot.

From Scientific American
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