Scientists show that a protein found in a tobacco plant could lead to the development of a new class of antibiotics and meet the challenge of rising antibiotic resistance. The peptide perforates the outer layer of Candida albicans cells, ripping them apart and causing them to explode and die.

Scientific discovery could lead to new class of antibiotics

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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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