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Quantitative approaches provide new perspective on development of antibiotic resistance

November 28, 2013

growth bistability Using quantitative models of bacterial growth, a team of University of California, San Diego, biophysicists has discovered the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, a growing health problem in hospitals and nursing homes across the United States. Full Story

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