Researchers Find Superbug That Has Become Resistant to Antibiotic
If you get sick with a bacterial infection, chances are that your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotic treatment. However, we’re increasingly seeing “superbugs” that are resistant to traditional antibiotics. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston recently reported that they have identified a new mechanism that a particular superbug uses to defend itself against antibiotic treatment. The research has opened doors for the development of new treatment options for bacteria that are resistant to our current line-up of prescribed antibiotics.