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Enzyme discovery may help slow spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1244
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    A group of enzymes capable of duplicating damaged DNA and creating new mutations has been discovered by scientists at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. The discovery could help researchers find ways to slow the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria by suppressing the activity of these enzymes.

    The research, conducted by Professor Zvi Livneh of the institute's biological chemistry department and colleagues, is reported in the latest issue of the …

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