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To Defeat Bacteria, Researchers Think Like Bacteria

A new approach to treating antibiotic-resistant infections has been developed by University of Wollongong (UOW) and University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) researchers who have patented the new technology and entered into commercialization discussions with two French pharmaceutical companies.

Antibiotics have saved countless lives and alleviated human suffering for more than seven decades but, as widely reported, their continued use has led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria or ‘superbugs’ which pose a major threat to humankind.

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