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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

New Type of Drug Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Technology Review
April 5, 2011

Researchers at IBM are designing nanoparticles that kill bacteria by poking holes in them. The scientists hope that the microbes are less likely to develop resistance to this type of drug, which means it could be used to combat the emerging problem of antibiotic resistance. This type of drug has not had much success in clinical trials in the past, but initial tests of the nanoparticles in animals are promising.
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