Battling antibiotic resistant bacteria

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NEW research from Cornell University offers a new pathway for targeting pathogens in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria. As antibiotic resistance rises, the search for new antibiotic strategies has become imperative. Researchers used the Cornell High Energy Synchotron Source (CHESS) to reveal an unexpected mechanism of activation and inactivation in the protein ribonucleotide reductase (RNR). The findings were published in “Convergent Allostery in Ribonucleotide Reductase” in Nature Communications