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October 19, 2017
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Cell research promises stronger antibiotics
(2007-04-26)
(NET Radio) - A hot topic in biology for the last decade has been a theory called cell suicide. It's where some cells are programmed to die in order for other cells to better resist antibiotic drugs. It's a genetically encoded form of altruism, according to Dr. Ken Bayles, a microbiologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. While most research has focused on complex animal cells, Bayles says this might be happening among the simplest organisms.
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