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Drug Resistance

pathogens fight back

Antibiotics have saved countless lives, but pathogens are quickly finding ways to survive antibiotic treatment. They take many approaches: pumping antibiotics out of their cells, altering the molecular machinery that the antibiotics target, and attacking the antibiotics directly. Atomic structures are revealing the details of drug resistance and providing new ways to combat it.

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