Drilling down on treatment-resistant fungi with molecular machines

By Ana L Santos, Jacob Beckham and James Tour

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Peptides and proteins have been described as "machines" from long before, but this is a very interesting application of a much more literal sense of the classification, combining chemical and physical properties to target and eliminate fungal cells must have been a really fun project to work on. A realistic take on the "nanomachines" so commonly used in science fiction.

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I experienced a relatively mild case of fungal infection in my groin area last summer, and it was quite challenging to eliminate completely. Despite using anti-fungal creams, it took at least four months for the infection to completely clear up

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