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Penicillin redux: Rearming proven warriors for the 21st century

“It’s a really, really big problem, not only for individual patients, but also for society.”
Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.”

Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since

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