A new gel could help in the fight against deadly, drug-resistant superbugs

Ointment cleared wounds in mice and human skin samples of MRSA, other tough bacteria

illustration of biofilm

ANTIBIOTIC UPPER HAND  A new antibacterial ointment prevents communities of pathogens from forming slimy substances called biofilms (illustrated), where bacteria are shielded from antibiotics.

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