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UEA researchers discover Achilles’ heel in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New research published today in the journal Nature reveals an Achilles’ heel in the defensive barrier which surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells.
The findings pave the way for a new wave of drugs that kill superbugs by bringing down their defensive walls rather than attacking the bacteria itself. It means that in future, bacteria may not develop drug-resistance at all.The discovery doesn’t come a moment too soon. The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic-resistance

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