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Antibiotic oomph: the eyes have it

Berkeley scientists have found that small fragments of a keratin protein in the eye are exceptionally efficient at killing off pathogens, a discovery the researchers believe could lead to new and inexpensive antimicrobial drugs. Details of cytokeratin 6A’s antimicrobial properties appear in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The researchers, led by Suzanne Fleiszig, came upon […]

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