We talk to Prof. Torsten Bauer about how to protect against infections from bacteria that could be resistant to antibiotics and what hospitals can do to get this problem under control.
We have long known that bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics. Now, British researchers have found that germs multiply much faster after becoming resistant, than they did before.
With drug-resistant strains of bacteria jeopardizing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and few new treatments on the horizon, scientists are looking to nature for answers.
Pathogens are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and multiresistant germs are a challenge that desperately needs addressing. Proteins called artilysins could usher in a new approach to treating multiresistant infections.
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