Sangwei Lu from University of California, Berkeley in the U.S. will combine peanut butter with the antibiotic amoxicillin as a way to both treat pneumonia and boost nutrition in children from developing countries. They will test different formulations in healthy volunteers for texture and taste, and analyze stability over 12 months at different temperatures. They will also test the formulations for activity in a mouse model of pneumonia. The aim is to produce an inexpensive and ready-to-use medicine suitable for developing countries.
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