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By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

Wildebeest, science advice for Trump, antibiotics, and more

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Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs

By Shawna Williams | August 17, 2017

The mini machines treated infection somewhat better than antibiotics plus the typical proton pump inhibitor medication. 

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There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

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The giant lizards have numerous microbicidal compounds in their blood.

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Image of the Day: Fungal Forms

By The Scientist Staff | April 20, 2017

By sequencing and analyzing the genomes of more than 20 species of Penicillium fungi, researches uncovered genes encoding for numerous bioactive compounds, including antibiotics.

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Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.

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Tetracycline Inventor Dies

By Kerry Grens | March 15, 2017

Lloyd Conover, a longtime chemist at Pfizer, pioneered the concept of chemically altering natural antibiotics to create new drugs.

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WHO Lists Antibiotic Development Priorities

By Tracy Vence | February 27, 2017

The World Health Organization outlines critical-, high-, and medium-priority antibiotic development initiatives, calling on the public and private sectors to invest in additional R&D.

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Contributors

By Ben Andrew Henry | February 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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Discovering Novel Antibiotics

By Sandeep Ravindran | February 1, 2017

Three methods identify and activate silent bacterial gene clusters to uncover new drugs

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