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Microscopic Peptide Polymers Kill Drug Resistant Bacteria Without Any Drugs

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 23 9 1 | about 12 months ago

Microscopic Peptide Polymers Kill Drug Resistant Bacteria Without Any Drugs

Drug resistant bacteria is showing its face around the world and causing worry that the golden age of antibiotics is coming to a close. At the University of Melbourne in Australia researchers have been working on something called structurally nanoengineered antimicrobial peptide polymers (SNAPPs), tiny microscopic devices that are able to damage bacterial walls without using any drugs. Shaped like tiny stars, it is their shape that seems to be the mechanism that helps destroy cell walls and let ions move across the membrane without any regulation, eventually leading to cell death.

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