A new way to disarm antibiotic resistance in deadly bacteria

Scientists think they may have uncovered a whole new approach to fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which, if successful, would help address a health crisis responsible for more deaths every year than either AIDS or malaria. A team of researchers found a new way to impair antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause human disease. The team made the bacteria vulnerable again to antibiotics by inhibiting a particular protein that drives the formation of resistance capabilities within the bacteria, called DsbA.