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Bacteria-Killing Protein Could Help Fight Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:34

A protein found in bacteriophages — bacterial viruses — has been found to kill E. coli bacteria, offering hope it could one day fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well.

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Viruses May Be The Secret Weapon Helping Superbugs Survive Antibiotic Treatment

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:04

Bacteriophages, or viruses that infect only bacteria, could transfer antibiotic resistance genes between bacteria and make them resistant to drugs they have never been exposed to before.