New weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

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Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses — difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. Researchers successfully prevented drug-resistant bacteria from forming abscesses, or painful pus-filled lesions, using a peptide, or mini-protein. The peptide worked by disrupting the bacteria’s stress response.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160930145809.htm">Science Daily</a>

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