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Virginia Tech Engineer Identifies New Concerns for Antibiotic Resistance, Pollution


December 8, 2010

Amy Pruden When an antibiotic is consumed, researchers have learned that up to 90 percent passes through a body without metabolizing. This means the drugs can leave the body almost intact through normal bodily functions. Full Story

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