Monday, 12 December 2011
New hospital cleanser reverse-vaccinates Super Bugs bacteria.
Super bugs plague modern hospitals. Israeli scientist, Udi Qimron, has found a way to infect these bacteria to make them vulnerable to traditional antibiotics. The "tellurite" can be packed into a bottle of liquid you could sell to the hospital janitor. It will cut "super-bugs" down to size and give traditional antibiotics a new lease on life. The liquid contains a customized virus that inserts the gene rpsl into rogue bacteria and makes them vulnerable again. It's like telling the bacteria its okay to take off their Kevlar vest in the middle of a shooting gallery. The tellurite compound is heading for pre-clinical animal trials. From Science Daily News.