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Will Komodo Dragons Yield the Next Blockbuster Antibiotic?
Jef Akst | May 1, 2017
The giant lizards have numerous microbicidal compounds in their blood.
Kate Yandell | Jan 8, 2015
Beneficial gut bacteria have evolved resistance to antimicrobial peptides that hosts release to fight pathogens.
Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2012
Peptides extracted from scorpion venom fights off drug-resistant bacterial infections in mice.
Reading Tea Leaves
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2012
Cyclic peptides, discovered in an African tea used to speed labor and delivery, may hold potential as drug-stabilizing scaffolds, antibiotics, and anticancer drugs.
Antimicrobial Cross-Resistance Risk
Sabrina Richards | Jan 24, 2012
Bacteria that evolve resistance to antimicrobial therapies may be able to evade natural immune peptides.