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Vancomycin and the Chemistry of Antibiotic Resistance

Let's hear from Professor Dave from York University about the "drug of last resort" and why its structure matters so very much.

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Now that we know about amino acids linking up with peptide bonds, it’s a good time to hear from Professor Dave from York University, who loves his chemistry and delivers a wonderful talk from his bedroom, about the “drug of last resort” and why its structure matters so very much. But first he has to poke a little fun at Brian Cox.

After watching the video, discuss your biggest takeaways with your peers below. What do you think of bacterial resistance?

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