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One-two Punch Strategy Against Bacteria and Cancer
February 11, 2013
Rice University scientists are suggesting a new "combinatorial approach" to fight both drug-resistant bacteria and cancer. In this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from Rice's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics proposes using drug cocktails that contain both synthetic drug molecules and their nature-made counterparts. The synthetic drugs have a corkscrew-shaped, "counterclockwise" twist not found in nature.
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