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April 4, 2009

Duke University's K* Program and the War on Germs

A team of computer scientists and biochemists at Duke University have developed a computer program that will help researchers discover how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Results of the program, a set of computer rules known as the K* ("K Star") algorithm, have been verified in laboratory experiments. The techniques used by the K* program could lead to more automated redesign of drugs to battle drug resistance in germs. The K* software is open source code and available to other researchers to evaluate, use and possibly extend.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at April 4, 2009 11:52 PM
category: Artificial Invention


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