Bacteria develop tougher membranes to resist antibiotics, report into superbugs finds

19 February 2019 – Telegraph

Scientists have identified how deadly bacteria resist antibiotics at a molecular level for the first time, in a discovery that could have far reaching implications for the development of much-needed new drugs.

According to a report published in Nature Scientific Communications, bacteria develop stronger cell membranes as they become resistant, repelling antibiotics and preventing effective treatment.

In the new study, researchers looked at how 10 different bacteria developed resistance to the drug polymyxin B (PmB), which is commonly used to treat meningitis and urinary tract infections.


%d bloggers like this: