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Antibiotic resistance

Dr. Rotem Sorek. Reading between the lines
Dr. Rotem Sorek wants to turn microbial secrets to human advantage
Prof. Osnat Herzberg
An Institute alumna returns on sabbatical
Electron microscope images of a yeast (Candida albicans) (top) and bacterial (Staphylococcus aureus) (bottom) cell, before (l) and after (r) treatment with synthetic lipopeptides, which damage their cell membranes

Combining natural protein fragments could help defeat antibiotic resistant pathogens

Joining Forces
The 'resistance movement' founded by bacteria to combat antibiotics may be losing ground. By combining key properties of two...
Weizmann Institute Scientists Show how Proteins Beat the Evolutionary Stakes

A team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science has shown one way that evolving organisms beat the...

Scientists Discover Enzymes Capable of Duplicating Damaged Genetic Material, Creating New Mutations

Potential applications of this Weizmann Institute discovery include suppressing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and...