A post-antibiotic world - PhD student at @unimelb paving the way
It's a promising step into a post-antibiotic world.
A PhD student at Melbourne University has developed a star-shaped protein that can rip apart the walls of resistant superbugs – and kill them.
Bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, evolving into feared "superbugs" that threaten to kill millions of people a year.
In the US, the Food Drug Administration is pulling anti-bacterial soaps off the market for fear that they are exacerbating antibiotic resistance in some bacteria.
"Our project is to build better alternatives to antibiotics," Ms Lam told Fairfax Media.