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Tiny, star-shaped molecules are effective at killing bacteria that can no longer be killed by current antibiotics, new research shows. The star-shaped structures, are short chains of proteins called 'peptide polymers', and were created by a team from the Melbourne School of Engineering.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-superbugs-star-shaped-polymers-antibiotics.html#jCp

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Reminds me of Puzzle 1000:

Sounds like the peptides we were designing in Puzzle 1000 to bind to E Bola.
https://fold.it/portal/node/1998572

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More about Puzzle 1000:
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Ninja Stars

Come on people! Ninja stars of death! Who can't love that.

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Sounds

This sounds super cool - thank you for sharing!

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Nevada woman dies from multiple-antibiotic-resistant superbug

"A Nevada woman dies of a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the US"
https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/12/nevada-woman-superbug-resistant/

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