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New Macromolecule Could Hold Key to Reversing Antibiotic Resistance

To address the challenge of antibiotic resistance, scientists from IBM and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology have published new findings in Advanced Science, which unveil the effectiveness of a new polymer in the fight against resistant bacteria.

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A new molecule designed to kill deadly, drug-resistant superbugs

In 2016, I had a bacterial infection that I acquired after a routine knee surgery. Fortunately, my immune system reacted favorably to antibiotics, but had the bacteria been a “superbug,” resistant to medication, my story might have had a different ending. This incident inspired me to focus my work on discovering a new solution. With […]

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New discovery: Rapid preparation of high performance materials and coatings

From non-stick coatings on cookware to waterproof outdoor clothing, many of the things we use in our everyday lives rely on water-resistant or hydrophobic materials to function. In many cases, their ability to resist the absorption of water is due to their high fluorine content. An excellent example of this is Teflon®, a highly fluorinated […]

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From garbage to gold: How advances in plastic recycling can help save the environment

Growing up in Seattle made me aware and interested in the environment and its conservation, particularly through recycling. I wanted to help develop technologies that would protect the unique and delicate ecosystem that I saw around me. To channel this interest, I got my PhD. in organic synthesis and catalysis — focusing on small-molecule bond […]

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