BGU researchers develop antibiotic tweezers to battle resistant bacteria

  05 May 2021

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University have developed “molecular tweezers” to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the university announced. In recent years, medical professionals have struggled with the challenge of antibiotics becoming less effective as bacteria become resistant to the antibiotics.

The tweezers target the biofilm, a thin layer of fibers that protects the bacteria, by gripping the fibers and destroying the protective layer. The new development harms the bacteria without directly attacking it, meaning that it would develop resistance to the measure.
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