New protein detonates ‘invincible’ bacteria from within

28 enero 2015

The epidemic of ‘superbugs,’ bacteria resistant to antibiotics, knows no borders — presenting a clear and present danger around the globe. Now a groundbreaking discovery may strengthen efforts by the medical community to fight this looming superbug pandemic. By sequencing the DNA of bacteria resistant to viral toxins, researchers identified novel proteins capable of stymieing growth in treacherous antibiotic-resistant bacteria.