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Researchers at Swansea University in Wales are developing an antibiotic from maggot secretions of the common green bottle fly, according to an article in the BBC. They will use mass spec to identify the substance, which they've named Seraticin, to treat common hospital-acquired infections like MRSA, E. coli, and C. difficile.

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A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

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