As bacteria grow increasingly resistant to antibiotics, a synthetic molecule may be our best chance at fighting back
By Matt RansfordPosted 03.14.2008 at 9:36 am 3 Comments
Humans are in an escalating battle with bacterial infections. Our last lines of antibiotic defense are increasingly becoming our only lines. Bacteria have demonstrated an adept ability to mutate and foil drugs at a pace which nearly bests our research and development efforts. However, a new class of molecules recently synthesized by researchers at Stanford University is
showing early promise in fighting off infection in a manner unlike any other.