In short, we have developed a theoretical means of curing bacterial diseases that does not rely on antibiotics. This is a highly valuable characteristic in times of increased antibiotic resistance among pathogens. We believe that our treatment method could be directly applied to multiple bacterial infections. The technique we’ve employed to utilize small antimicrobial peptides to treat disease can be applied to the agriculture and human health. With increased antibiotic resistance a growing problem, solutions such as ours will have a more prominent role in human health and food security.
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