Mining bacterial cell division for new antibacterial drugs
- Caister Academic Press
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- Emerging Trends in Antibacterial Discovery: Answering the Call to Arms, 2011, 1, pp. 35 - 75
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As bacterial antibiotic resistance continues to exhaust our supply of effective antibiotics, a global public health disaster appears likely. Poor financial investment in antibiotic research has exacerbated the situation. A call to arms raised by several prestigious scientific organisations a few years ago rallied the scientific community, and now the scope of antibacterial research has broadened considerably. Multi-disciplinary approaches have yielded a wealth of new data on areas ranging from the identification of novel antibacterial targets to the use of biological agents for antibacterial therapy.
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