Dec 5, 2022

Researchers discover never-before-seen mechanism bacteria use to resist antibiotic treatment

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The discovery was made through a fatal bacteria named Group A Streptococcus.

Australian researchers have recently discovered a previously unknown mechanism used by bacteria to resist antibiotic treatment. According to a press release published by Telethon Kids Institute, it’s predicted that this antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will kill ten million people annually by 2050.


To prevent this, Dr. Timothy Barnett — head of the Strep A Pathogenesis and Diagnostics team at the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, based at Telethon Kids Institute in Perth — and his team launched a brand-new mechanism through which bacteria can absorb nutrients from their human hosts while evading antibiotic therapy.

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