Deadly 'superbugs' destroyed by molecular drills

Molecular drills have gained the ability to target and destroy deadly bacteria that have evolved resistance to nearly all antibiotics. In some cases, the drills make the antibiotics effective once again.

Researchers discover new viral strategy to escape detection

University of Otago researchers have discovered how viruses that specifically kill bacteria can outwit the bacteria by hiding from their defences, findings which are important for the development of new antimicrobials based ...

The nose of E. coli zips open and closed

With ice-cold electron microscopy microbiologists from Leiden gain more insight into how bacteria respond to their environment. Publication in mBio.

How deadly dragonfly wings bust up bacteria

Scientists have revealed the intricate detail of how dragonfly wings kill bacteria, thanks to new methods for using very powerful microscopes to see nature's smallest structures in three dimensions.

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