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A Promising New Target for Antibiotics

June 8, 2023

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

New research from the University of Michigan’s Department of Chemistry and Life Sciences Institute sheds light on riboswitches, a promising target for new and improved antibiotics. Riboswitches are small stretches of RNA that regulate a process necessary for the production of proteins by the bacterial cell and could be targeted with antibiotics so that animals or humans are unaffected.

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