New York: In a finding that may lead tonew ways of treating chronic infections, the US researchershave devised a method to eradicate biofilms or the communitiesof bacteria which cause over 80 per cent of inflammatory andinfectious diseases.
The researchers published their findings in journal`PLoS Pathogens`. Pseudomonas, an opportunistic pathogenic bacterium, isconsidered to be one of the primary reasons for death inpatients with cystic fibrosis, a common and life-threateninghereditary disease. "We hope to use these discoveries to treat infectionsby interfering with the way biofilms are growing and byreverting biofilms back to a state where they`re more easilytreatable," Sauer said.
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