New Defense Against Superbugs

Researchers have found that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can help weaken superbugs, making older antibiotics effective again
Researchers have found that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can help weaken superbugs, making older antibiotics effective again

A virus might be the boogeyman of 2020, but we shouldn’t ignore bacteria as a looming health threat. The growing problem of antibiotic resistance isn’t slowing down, which could soon render our best drugs useless against infection. Now, researchers at the University of Hong Kong have found that an existing rheumatoid arthritis drug can be repurposed to cancel bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics.

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