Software predicts superbug's resistance to new drugs

January 5, 2015 11:06 AM

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Software predicts superbug's resistance to new drugs

There is clearly a desperate need for new drugs to fight these superbugs. But there is also another option - to extend the useful life of a drug. Now, researchers have developed a computer algorithm that can help in this area.

Imagine the war against a superbug as a chess game, with each move that your opponent makes being a mutation in the superbug that makes it more drug-resistant.

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