Now This Is Interesting: Achilles’ Heel in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Discovered

Body.Medicine.Pills4New research published today in the journal Nature reveals an Achilles’ heel in the defensive barrier which surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells.

The findings pave the way for a new wave of drugs that kill superbugs by bringing down their defensive walls rather than attacking the bacteria itself. It means that in future, bacteria may not develop drug-resistance at all.

The discovery doesn’t come a moment too soon. The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic-resistance in bacteria is spreading globally, causing severe consequences. And even common infections which have been treatable for decades can once again kill.

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Source: University of East Anglia. “Achilles’ heel in antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 June 2014.


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