Scientists Find New Strategy Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs

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    Feb 10, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
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    Scientists may have found an effective new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They did not create a new drug to kill these microbes; instead, they found a way to interfere with the metabolism of the extra-hardy bacterium - E. coli in this case - so that the germs became more vulnerable to existing antibiotics.

    Scientists believe they have discovered the so-called superbugs’ Achilles heel, a biochemical weakness in the bacteria that makes it possible - in effect - to "kick them while they are down.”
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    Feb 11, 2013 12:26 AM GMT
    How does their interference with the super-bugs metabolism of ROS not interfere with every other bacteria's ROS metabolism? Or does it and you just suffer that side effect long enough for the anti-biotics to take out the super-bug?