Scientists Boost Antibiotic'S Potency

Published on May 31, 2017
Channel: Wochit News
Category: News & Politics
Source: Youtube

antibiotic resistant "Superbug" bacteria are a growing problem in medicine. According to UPI, scientists say they've modified an existing antibiotic, vancomycin, to make it a much more potent fighter against these germs. "Doctors could use this modified form of vancomycin without fear of resistance emerging," says research leader Dale Boger of The Scripps Research Institute. The team has developed three modifications that give vancomycin a 1,000-fold increase in activity. This means that it requires much less of the antibiotic to fight infection. This video was produced by YT Wochit News using