"Researchers discover new strategy in the fight against antibiotic resistance"

Jan 15, 2020

Bioscience engineers from KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a new antibacterial strategy that weakens bacteria by preventing them from cooperating. Unlike with antibiotics, there is no resistance to this strategy, because the non-resistant bacteria outnumber resistant ones. The findings are published in Nature Communications.

The full text of the study "Inhibiting bacterial cooperation is an evolutionary robust anti-biofilm strategy" by Lise Dieltjens, Kenny Appermans, Maries Lissens, Bram Lories, Wook Kim, Erik V. Van der Eycken, Kevin R. Foster and Hans P. Steenackers was published in the journal ‘Nature Communications’

This article is a perfect example of "Think Outside the Box" when tackling the pressing and global AMR issue.

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