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University of East Anglia

UEA Researchers Make Breakthrough in Race to Solve Antibiotic Resistance

Caption: New research reveals an Achilles' heel in the defensive barrier which surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells. The findings pave the way for a new wave of drugs that kill superbugs by bringing down their defensive walls rather than attacking the bacteria itself. It means that in future, bacteria may not develop drug-resistance at all.

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