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Scientists break record while battling antibiotic resistance

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"The antibiotic we studied is made of about 40 atoms ?" just a little bigger than one sugar molecule," explained lead researcher Dr. Albert Berghuis, Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. "It's a bit crazy that we had to figure out 300,000 atoms in order to know what those 40 atoms in the antibiotic are doing."