$3.2 million NIH award to support technology to fight deadly bacterial lung infections

  22 February 2020

New support may help Purdue University scientists target what they call one of the greatest threats to human health – antimicrobial resistance.

A Purdue team has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for its work to treat antibiotic-resistant lower respiratory infections – the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide. Gram-negative respiratory “superbugs” such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii have been highlighted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America among the top six dangerous multidrug-resistant microorganisms.

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