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Waste water treatment facilities make for hardy bacteria

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:07

Waste water treatment facilities can be hotspots for the spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, making them immune to drugs that fight infection.

Novel drugs `disarm not destroy` antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 18:44

A Case Western Reserve University researcher has discovered novel antivirulence drugs that, without killing the bacteria, render Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Streptococcus pyogenes, commonly referred to as strep, harmless by preventing the production of toxins that cause disease.