Friday, 17 February 2017

Queen’s Researchers Make Breakthrough in Fight Against Superbug

Queen’s Researchers Make Breakthrough in Fight Against Superbug

Great news about this breakthrough in the fight to cure the Superbug.  My heart leaps every time there is a breakthrough in finding a solution to the dreadful bugs that threaten our health.


Newswise —. The research carried out by Professor Jose Bengoechea, Director at the Centre for Experimental Medicine at Queen’s University, and his team unveiled the molecular mechanisms preventing the treatment of klebsiella pneumonia. The multi-drug resistant microbe can cause bladder infections, pneumonia and has mortality rates of 25-60 percent.

Professor Jose Bengoechea said: “While it has been widely recognised that klebsiella is becoming resistant to the last line antibiotic, until now the precise underlying molecular explanation has not been understood.”

The research, which has been published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, was funded by The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
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