Predatory bacteria can fight superbugs

Predatory bacteria can fight superbugs

Predatory bacteria could be used to combat antibiotic-resisting superbugs, according to a new study published in Current Biology. Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Nottingham used a predatory bacterium that feeds on other bacteria, Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, to kill samples of the Shigella bacteria that causes 160 million cases...

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Magnetic bacteria deliver drugs to tumors

Magnetic bacteria deliver drugs to tumors

Swarms of magnetic bacteria have been used to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumors without exposing healthy tissue to their toxic effects in a groundbreaking study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), were able to show how bacteria could be...

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