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Student discovers a way to destroy superbug bacteria without antibiotics

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 04, 2016 01:07 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Oct 01, 2016

A 25-year-old student may have discovered a way to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria without pummeling them with more antibiotics. Superbugs have successfully been destroyed in lab tests using a star-shaped polymer that literally rips the cells to shreds. This breakthrough could mean a complete overhaul in how the medical community approaches these deadly bacteria. Currently, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including MRSA, kill 700,000 people per year. Science says, however, that...






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