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Humans May Lose Battle With Bacteria, Medicinal Chemist’s Research Shows

It may not be an ideal topic for polite conversation, but human beings are swarming with bacteria: Even the average healthy adult plays host to about 100 trillion microscopic organisms. Infection takes place when the bacteria get out of hand. Now, a University of Kansas researcher has penned a history of the struggle between man and bacteria – and warns that humankind someday may lose its advantage. In the March 28 issue of the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Natural Products, Lester A. Mitscher, a University Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, calls for the development of […]

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