University research may slow antibiotic resistance to drugs
September 8, 2017
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — New research from the University of Idaho has identified two genetic mutations in bacteria that help explain how some bacteria evolve and retain resistance to multiple antibiotics.
The results, published Aug. 7 in Nature, could play a role in helping scientists slow or stop the spread of antibiotic resistance to multiple drugs, something responsible for 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths in the U.S. every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The team, led by Eva Top, a professor at the university's Department of Biological Sciences, f...