Sunday, 16 August 2015

Engineered Particles 'may become Antibiotics of the Future'


“Due to rising threat of antibiotic resistance, there is a pressing need for new approaches to fight harmful bacteria.” As reported via the Infectious Diseases Newsletter: “Now, researchers have been successful in developing engineered particles called "phagemids" that enter targeted harmful bacteria and release toxins that kill them. In a study, they developed a particle that works by targeting and killing specific bacteria without causing the cells to burst and release their toxins. These particles are "called phagemids" because they infect the target bacteria with plasmids.”

For further details, see Infectious Diseases.

Posted by Tim Sandle