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2014-02-04 16:29:33

$3 Million Gift Establishes Anaerobic Structural Biology Program, Focusing on C. Difficile BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the foe is a disease-causing microbe, identifying the structure of its component proteins can greatly aid efforts to kill or disable it. Research to gain this knowledge will be bolstered by a $3 million grant from The Price Family Foundation. The gift to Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the University of...

2009-03-13 14:34:15

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of medicine's most vexing challenges. In a study described in Nature Chemical Biology, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University are developing a new generation of antibiotic compounds that do not provoke bacterial resistance. The compounds work against two notorious microbes: Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera; and E. coli 0157:H7, the food contaminant that each year in the U.S. causes approximately 110,000...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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