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‘Last Resort’ Antibiotic Kills Bacteria by Popping Them Like Balloons – SciTechDaily

Scientists have revealed how an antibiotic of ‘last resort’ kills bacteria. The findings, from Imperial College London and the University of Texas, may also reveal…

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The superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause lung infections in people on ventilators in Intensive Care Units. Credit: Imperial College London
Scientists have revealed how an antibiotic of ‘last resort’ kills bacteria.
The findings, from Imperial College London and the University of Texas, may also reveal a potential way to make the antibiotic more powerful.
The antibiotic colistin has become a last resort treatment for infections caused by some of the world’s nastiest superbugs. However,…

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