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Researchers find a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics – News-Medical.net

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics via engineered biosynthesis.

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Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics via engineered biosynthesis. The work could allow scientists to improve existing antibiotics as well as design new drug candidates quickly and efficiently.
Bacteria – such as E. coli – harness biosynthesis to create molecules that are difficult to make artificially.
“We already use bacteria to make a number of drugs for us,” says Edward Kalkreuter, former graduate student…

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