University of Groningen scientists have created an antibiotic whose activity is regulated using light. It can be ‘switched on' just before it’s to be used, after which it slowly becomes less active. This can prevent the active antibiotic from entering the environment and causing bacteria there to become more resistant. This innovation was described in an article in Nature Chemistry.
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This year, Groningen revolves around dealing with the effects of climate adaptation, culminating in the Climate Adaptation Week from 19 to 25 January 2021.
Climate change caused by carbon emissions is the leading global environmental problem today. Mitigating carbon emissions and adapting to climate change requires the integration of different types of approaches to support the transformation of...