Different Types of Bacteria Act as One to Fight Antibiotics



New research has discovered that some bacteria act as one organism to fight against antibiotics.


Researchers at the University of California, Irvine did a recent study that appears in the Journal of Bacteriology.


This research focused on the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type of bacteria, this particular bacterium primarily attacks people with cystic fibrosis.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the most dangerous types of bacteria and is on a World Health Organization list of the most hazardous to human health.


In the study, they mixed the antibiotic gentamicin with Pseudomonas aeruginosa swarms and revealed that the bacteria sent signals to the same species warning them of the danger and enabling them to avoid it.


These findings are just the tip of the iceberg but could help in the development of substances that may block the warning signals the bacteria send, leading to less antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


Read the full Medical News Today article here:

How bacteria 'act as one' to escape antibiotics

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