New bacteria discovery may combat antibiotic resistance

SiliconRepublic.com May 14, 2024, 03:00 PM UTC

Summary: A study at Queen’s University Belfast reveals antibiotic-resistant bacteria can pump antibiotics out of their systems, aiding in finding new ways to combat antimicrobial resistance. In 2019, bacterial AMR caused 1.27m global deaths and contributed to 4.95m deaths. Prof Valvano calls AMR a significant health challenge. Researchers identified genes in bacteria that pump antibiotics out, providing two layers of resistance. Understanding this mechanism could enhance existing antibiotics.

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