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New antibiotic strategy will target bacterial outer membrane

By Sharon Kingman
Staff Writer

Thursday, June 19, 2014
LONDON – It will be possible to develop a new generation of antibiotics that work by blocking a channel present in the outer membrane of bacteria, researchers predict. Studies suggest that the strategy will reduce the chances that bacteria will become resistant to the new drugs, because they will act on a molecule that is accessible from outside the microorganisms.

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