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Boston University Biomedical Engineers Find Chink in Bacteria's Armor
Date:9/6/2007

re's almost no way for the cell to recover from this. It shows you how potent these molecules are to damaging and killing the cell."

In addition to potentially making bacteria more vulnerable to current drugs, this finding may revitalize development of antibiotic drugs sidelined because of narrow differences between therapeutic and toxic doses. Such drugs might re-enter the pipeline, if this free-radical producing pathway is exploited to lower the therapeutic dose, making formerly dangerous drugs safer.

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Professor James Collins

Boston University College of Engineering

(617) 353-0390

jcollins@bu.edu

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High-resolution photos of the research team area available by e-mailing mseele@bu.edu.


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