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Following the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, members of the research team died of a fever. Since then, people have believed the tomb is cursed. However, according to UNC microbiologist Bill Goldman, the curse may have a basis in Histoplasma, a respiratory fungal disease that rapidly grows when disturbed.
Scott Singleton and his lab at UNC are doing research on bacterial drug resistance and antibiotics, and their work could lead to a new drug that doesn’t require high costs. They are conducting biological and genetic experiments to find inhibitors of the enzyme RecA that’s in nearly all bacteria.