Bacteria develop tougher membranes to resist antibiotics

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Bacteria develop tougher membranes to resist antibiotics

Postby JimF » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:52 pm

Scientists have identified how deadly bacteria resist antibiotics at a molecular level for the first time, in a discovery that could have significant implications for the development of much-needed new drugs. According to a report published in Nature Scientific Communications this week, bacteria develop stronger cell membranes as they become resistant, repelling antibiotics and preventing effective treatment.

The discovery could help design much-needed new antibiotics to fight growing drug-resistance – which the World Health Organization has listed as one of its top threats to global health.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/19/bacteria-develop-tougher-membranes-resist-antibiotics-report/
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