You’ve most likely heard about methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, a deadly bacteria that has long troubled healthcare facilities like nursing homes. Researchers have now found a way of eradicating the antibiotic-resistant bacteria. According to the new research, MRSA contains persister cells which survive even in the presence of antibiotics. The drug ADEP combined with antibiotics has been found to kill these persister cells and wipe out MRSA in laboratory tests. Scientists hope that this approach can also be used to fight other infections in humans.
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