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Dangerous biofilms and drugs compete in ‘decathlon’

Scientists have a new way to test how different environments within the body affect antibiotic performance.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 22, 2019 1 minSource

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The environments in our bodies where bacteria thrive are very different from those in which lab tests take place, and that can be a problem.

Sriram Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, is using advanced computer simulations to study how different environments affect antibiotic performance.

Here, he discusses his recent study in PLOS Computational Biology:

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