Tag: antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Scientists use gold to weaken defenses of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

November 15, 2021

Bacteria resistant to standard antibiotic treatments can be killed by drugs specially formulated with gold packaging, according to an international team of scientists from the University of Leeds, UK, and Chinese universities: the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen and Fudan University, Shanghai. The scientists have developed gold nanoparticles that retain their antimicrobial […]

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New virus-antibiotic combination therapy fights antibiotic-resistant bacteria

September 24, 2021

An international team of scientists have found a novel way of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making use of an ingenious combination of naturally-occurring viruses and medical antibiotics. The scientists from Université de Montpellier, France, and University of Pittsburgh, US, have successfully treated infections caused by the antibiotic-resistant bacteria Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus) in genetically modified zebrafish […]

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