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This is an interesting question. Initially, the mechanism for the reduced toxicity (1992) was unknown, as stated in the abstract of a well-cited paper. A paper from Oxford Radcliffe hospital in 1998 said that 15.5% of all their spending on antimicrobial agents was on these new, expensive drugs, available in many formulations, and argued the evidence ...


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Exponential decay is a commonly observed phenomenon in nature where the rate of decay is directly proportional to the amount of stuff you start with. If you have twice as much stuff, it decays twice as fast, etc. Another way to say it is that every molecule has an equal and independent chance of decay. Radioactive decay is often taken as the "standard&...


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