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Predicting antibiotic resistance among goals of UH research


December 17, 2013

Timothy Cooper Going back in time to compare evolutionary changes in several thousand generations of E. coli, a University of Houston (UH) biologist hopes to one day be able to isolate a bacterial pathogen and predict the likelihood it will become resistant to a particular antibiotic. Timothy Cooper and his team are studying the causes and consequences of evolvability in bacterial populations. Gaining a better understanding is important in vaccine and antibiotic design, as well as in biotechnolog Full Story

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