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Molecules found to counter antibiotic resistance

Genetic oddity exploited to restore drugs’ power against bacteria

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2:20pm, March 9, 2016
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BUG OUT  Two types of lab-made molecules could force drug-resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (scanning electron micrograph above), to become sensitive to antibiotics again.   

Even superbugs have their kryptonite.

Two types of lab-made molecules make drug-resistant bacteria susceptible to antibiotics again, researchers report March 9 in Science Translational Medicine. The discovery could provide new tools in the fight against microbes such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, which causes serious infections.

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