Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Modified viruses deliver death to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Engineered microbes turn a bacterium’s immune response against itself using CRISPR. Genetically modified viruses that cause bacteria to kill themselves could be the next step in combating antibiotic-resistant infections.

From Nature News click here

Phages (green) attack a bacterium (orange). Researchers are hoping to use engineered versions of these viruses to fight antibiotic resistance.

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