With superbug’s ‘invisibility spell’ broken, the race is on for new treatments
Immune System Antibiotics Staphylococcus Aureus

With superbug’s ‘invisibility spell’ broken, the race is on for new treatments

Dr Natalia Syzochenko
Dr Natalia Syzochenko

In 10 seconds? A surprise discovery has handed us the opportunity to protect hospital patients against hitherto drug-resistant and often lethal superbugs, like the dreaded methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Wow, and what’s the discovery? Researchers were in for a surprise when they chanced upon the way how this strain of Staphylococcus aureus or Staph uses its ‘invisibility cloak’ to hide from the immune system. This was an important discovery because earlier attempts to create vaccines against Staph have failed.

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