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April 17th, 2003

Rice uses buckyballs to reinvent 'antibiotic of last resort'

Abstract:
Rice University chemists hope a new variant of vancomycin that contains buckyballs -- tiny cage-shaped molecules of pure carbon -- could become the world's first targeted antibiotic, creating a new line of defense against bioweapons like anthrax.

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