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Fighting the good fight against bacteria

Drug-resistant bacteria could lead to more deaths than cancer by 2050, according to a report commissioned by the United Kingdom in 2014 and jointly supported by the U.K. government and the Wellcome Trust. In an effort to reduce the potential infection-caused 10 million deaths worldwide, Penn State researcher Scott Medina has developed a peptide, or […]

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Building high-resolution protein models to fight COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University researchers are rising to the occasion and spearheading projects that seek to aid the international efforts to develop treatments for the virus. One such researcher is Dr. Michael Feig who is a part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MSU. He and his postdoc Dr. […]

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On the front lines of the coronavirus fight, health professionals show ‘compassion to its fullest’

The images flood news broadcasts and social media feeds. Doctors, nurses, clinicians and emergency medical technicians working tirelessly to treat patients suffering from the novel coronavirus. They start and end their days separated from their families. Their posts on social media are both inspiring and heartbreaking. They plead with Americans to stay at home in […]

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Australia enlists particle accelerator in coronavirus fight

Australian scientists are using the largest particle accelerator in the southern hemisphere to help fast-track the hunt for a vaccine against COVID-19, researchers said Tuesday. The Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne uses intense X-rays emitted by electrons coursing through the accelerator to examine key proteins in the virus, programme director Andrew Peele told AFP. Acting as […]