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Talk at UPEI to discuss antibiotic research

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Research on Tap returns Thursday evening with a public discussion about a new “golden age” in antibiotic discovery.

The first half of the 20th century was an exciting era for scientists searching for drugs to effectively treat bacterial infections.

But those discoveries are now rare, and bacteria are getting better at resisting science’s most powerful tools.

Researchers like UPEI’s Logan MacIntyre are searching for new antibiotics using new methods.

While some worry that drugs that can be derived from bacteria and fungi have been exhausted, MacIntyre will explain new methods that may take this search in a new and exciting direction.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in The Wave.

Research on Tap is a series of public discussions led by UPEI researchers. For more information, email gsa@upei.ca.

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