Summary #992

Drink targeting DNA molecules inside bacterial cells might be helpful against antibiotic resistance
  • In an effort to combat antibiotic resistance, researchers develop a way to re-sensitise bacteria to antibiotics.
  • Antibiotic resistance genes are often carried by plasmids (DNA molecules) inside bacterial cells.
  • The treatment targets these plasmids and stops them from replicating.
  • It was tested in mice, is now being improved, and awaits human trials.
  • It was also patented, and the team hopes to deliver the treatment to market as a probiotic drink.


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