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.
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