A new antibiotic uses sneaky tactics to kill drug-resistant superbugs

The drug will need to go through more testing before it’s used in humans

Pseudomonas aeruginosa illustration

A NEW HOPE  A new drug can wipe out strains of common bacteria that have resisted treatment by multiple other antibiotics, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa (illustrated), which can cause urinary tract or respiratory infections.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Medical Illustrator

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