Saturday, December 7, 2013

Super protein vs. superbugs

With luck and continued heroic effort by researchers, the super protein will win!! And the stakes are high:
Imagining a world where previously conquered illnesses — most profoundly the bubonic plague — reemerged as a major health issue could be horrifying for some, and unfortunately, it could one day become a reality, as bacteria develop stronger resistance to antibiotics. Thankfully, there’s hope in sight: In a recently published study, researchers describe the discovery of a protein that could kill these so-called superbugs and usher in a new era of antibiotic treatments.
Fascinating article, available here! [ht:Glenn Reynolds]