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Phys Biol. 2016 Aug 11;13(4):045001. doi: 10.1088/1478-3975/13/4/045001.

Antibiotic resistance: a physicist's view.

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SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FD, UK. Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology, The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Abstract

The problem of antibiotic resistance poses challenges across many disciplines. One such challenge is to understand the fundamental science of how antibiotics work, and how resistance to them can emerge. This is an area where physicists can make important contributions. Here, we highlight cases where this is already happening, and suggest directions for further physics involvement in antimicrobial research.

PMID:
27510596
PMCID:
PMC4985032
DOI:
10.1088/1478-3975/13/4/045001
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