Biofilms Could Help Battle Superbugs

September 10, 2008

Biofilms, the very thing can be so harmful, may become an unexpected asset to researchers trying to develop a vaccine against antibiotic-resistant organisms known as superbugs. A sticky substance produced by bacteria in these biofilms is being tested as a viable vaccine target; in animal studies, this complex sugar called PNAG has produced an immune response when assaulted by chemicals. To read the complete article provided by Reuters,

Biofilms, the very thing can be so harmful, may become an unexpected asset to researchers trying to develop a vaccine against antibiotic-resistant organisms known as superbugs. A sticky substance produced by bacteria in these biofilms is being tested as a viable vaccine target; in animal studies, this complex sugar called PNAG has produced an immune response when assaulted by chemicals. To read the complete article provided by Reuters, CLICK HERE.