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UT study IDs potential cell receptors to reduce antibiotic resistance

19:00 EST 14 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. The pathogen is resistant to many antibiotics so treating those infections, particularly in patients with compromised immune systems, is difficult. A new study from UT has identified certain chemical receptors in cells that could deceive the bacteria and improve patient response to drugs.

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