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New Weapons in the Battle of the Bugs

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Science  18 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5554, pp. 433-434
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5554.433

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CHICAGO-- Postponed from its original late-September schedule following 11 September, a meeting on infectious diseases sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology finally convened here last month. Two families of potential antibiotics had attendees talking, and one team presented a possible treatment for the deadly tropical Chagas disease.