Classical antibiotics that directly kill pathogens are prone to elicit drug-resistance. Targeting host enzymes required for pathogen survival offers can limit the emergence of resistance.
We studied 515 million-year-old brachiopod fossils from southern China. These marine invertebrates were common in the geological past.
Viruses are basically parasites and, as such, can wreak havoc – but not always. Viruses are within you right now. Viruses cause the most damage when they jump from a familiar host to a new host.