How a group of anticancer drug was turned into superbug-killers
Cancer Superbug Antibiotics

How a group of anticancer drug was turned into superbug-killers

Ahmed Elsayed
Ahmed Elsayed

Scientists repurposed anti-cancer drugs based on a rare metal into promising antibacterial agents that can target life-threatening multi-drug resistant superbugs.

In 10 seconds? Researchers have made the structure of ruthenium-based anti-cancer drugs similar to that of an antimicrobial agent and found that the new compound was effective against certain antibiotic-resistant bugs.

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