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Microbiology: Discovering antibacterial agents

What can we do about the antimicrobial resistance crisis? What does it take to develop a new medicine? Can we fight bacteria with everyday substances or even foods? Find out with these engaging microbiology activities.

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Microbiology: Discovering antibacterial agents

What can we do about the antimicrobial resistance crisis? What does it take to develop a new medicine? Can we fight bacteria with everyday substances or even foods? Find out with these engaging microbiology activities.


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