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A novel way to disrupt bacteria from causing infections
 

A novel way to disrupt bacteria from causing infections

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When an infection is suspected, antibiotics are often prescribed to kill off the infection-causing bacterium. However, this is not without its side effects as not all bacteria that live in the body are harmful.
 
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13 Sep 2016 - General
 
I agree with all of you Rajinda Asalage , Theekshana Abayawickrama and Tahira Nawaz that these research efforts may form a starting point for a new era in the pharmaceutical and medical fields. I do hope also that these new drugs become available as...
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This invention is really fantastic. Usually antibiotics attack to the wall of the bacteria, to the intracellular proteins or to the nucleus of them. But most of the time the microbes develop adaptations and become resistant to the long term used antibiotics. So attacking the flagella of the bacteria sounds strange and non specific. Though the flagella has no use in intracellular activities it is much needed to maintain the invasiveness of a bacteria type. If someone overcomes it and find the gea...
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Currently, most of the antibiotics are targeting the outer layers of the bacteria such as the capsule and the cellular membrane and bacterial DNA synthesis. It is good to know that more ways of fighting these deadly organisms are being explored. Currently used antibiotics are associated with many side effects, that can cause more harm than benefit to the patient in the long run, but sometimes we are left with only a handful of options so we have to go with one which has side effects anyways. Th...
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Antibiotics have been used since a long time to kill infection-causing organisms as the word antibiotics derived from anti—against, biotic—life. Antibiotics can limit the growth of micro-organism either by killing them (bactericidal) or by inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms (bacteriostatic). But recently researchers are working on the flagellum growth to limit the activity of bacterial infections because bacteria need flagella to move from one place to other. Bacterial flagella need FlgA p...
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It is very good to know that the future of fighting pathogens will be in more intelligent way sparing the friendly and useful bacteria and in the same time targeting the harmful ones only. It will be a big breakthrough when we see new strategies like immobilizing the pathogens and even attacking it with other organisms that may be even more effective than the traditional known antibiotics with fewer side effects as scientists hope. I believe that prophylaxis and adopting the efficient preventive...
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