New means to fight 'un-killable' bacteria in healthcare settings

New means to fight 'un-killable' bacteria in healthcare settings


IMAGE: Dr. Dao Nguyen looking at Pseudomonas aeruginosa that has been listed among the "nightmare bacteria " by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, with an... view September 13 2018, Montreal - Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre have identified new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria, a growing global threat as menacing as drug-resistant microbes. Little is known about the mechanisms leading to tolerance, a strategy that makes bacteria "indifferent" to antibiotics and almost "un-killable," which results in chronic infections extremely difficult to treat and cure.



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