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Capturing Nature's Weapons to Prevent Infectious Diseases

To better understand the role that antimicrobial peptides play in the immune system, Gregory Tew of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the U.S. will test synthetic molecules that mimic these peptides for their ability to clear bacteria by engaging the innate and adaptive immune system.

More information about Create New Ways of Protecting Against Infectious Diseases (Round 2)

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