Super Bugs

Shape-Shifting Antibiotics

Researchers at The University of Adelaide’s, The Waite Research Institute were involved in a collaborative study with Professor John Moses from Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, in New York. The researchers have designed and synthesized a unique class of shapeshifting vancomycin dimers that evade resistance acquisition mechanisms in superbugs, including the ESKAPE pathogens, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), …

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