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Drugs Used To Overcome Cancer May Also Combat Antibiotic Resistance

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Drugs Used To Overcome Cancer May Also Combat Antibiotic Resistance

From the Fri Dec 23, 2011 Medical News Today article

Drugs used to overcome cancer may also combat antibiotic resistance, finds a new study led by Gerry Wright, scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University. “Our study found that certain proteins, called kinases, that confer antibiotic resistance are structurally related to proteins important in cancer,” says Wright about the study published in Chemistry & Biology…

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