Scientists have discovered a compound which can destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hailed their work as a'breakthrough'. They found a type of chemical called a dinuclear Ru(II) complex which may be able to destroy bacteria too strong for treatment with normal medicines. Success in lab tests has given hope for a new way to tackle superbugs, which are becoming more common, more dangerous, and more difficult to stop. Pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea are all caused by the gram-negative type of bacteria used in the tests. And figures estimate that, by 2050, 10million people a year will die because of infections which have evolved to be untreatable.
May-29-2019, 11:19:33 GMT