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Lifes Extremists May Be An Untapped Source Of Antibacterial

Life's Extremists May Be An Untapped Source Of Antibacterial Drugs

Provided by David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University One of the most mysterious forms of life may turn out to be a rich and untapped source of antibacterial drugs. The mysterious life form is Archaea, a family of single-celled organisms that...

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.