Polymers show potential to conquer resistant bacteria

Polymers show potential to conquer resistant bacteria

Tiny, star-shaped "peptide polymers" effective at killing bacteria that can no longer be killed by current antibiotics.

Engineering is finding new ways to conquer superbugs. Tiny, star-shaped molecules are effective at killing bacteria that can no longer be killed by current antibiotics, according to new research conducted at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

The study, published in Nature Microbiology, holds promise for a new treatment method against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the announcement said.

The star-shaped structures are short chains of proteins called "peptide

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