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According to new research published by eLife, it appears so. The work, led by Urszula Łapińska and Stefano Pagliara from the University of Exeter, shows… Read More »Can bacterial growth rate influence the effectiveness of antibiotics?
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A new antitoxin mechanism could neutralize different toxins and protect bacteria from bacteriophages
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Telum Therapeutics raises € 4.1 million in its first round of financing to advance the development of new synthetic biology-based therapies for the treatment of infectious diseases caused by multi-resistant bacteria.
Pamplona, Barcelona, 13th July 2020 – Telum Therapeutics (‘Telum’), an emerging biotechnology company that develops new treatments for infectious diseases based on the use of lytic… Read More »Telum Therapeutics raises € 4.1 million in its first round of financing to advance the development of new synthetic biology-based therapies for the treatment of infectious diseases caused by multi-resistant bacteria.