Monday, 6 July 2015

Resistance breaker (short definition)

Resistance breakers - compounds that enhance the effectiveness of the existing antibiotics. These compounds work in different ways, for example by disrupting the cell membrane or destroying the cell wall. The development of such compounds, such as Teixobactin, is far less costly when compared to the morosity and expensiveness associated to classic research on whole new antibiotics.

Based on the 18th of May Tim Sandle article in Science Magazine "Taking on bacterial resistance with 'resistance breakers'

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