How bacteria survive antibiotic treatment

Multiresistant bacteria scientists around the world are working hard to win the battle against multi-resistant bacteria. A new publication now presents how even sensitive bacteria often manage to survive antibiotic treatment as so-called ‘persister cells.’ The comprehensive perspective on this phenomenon may help to improve current options of drug treatment and could even inspire the discovery of novel antibiotics targeting these notoriously difficult-to-treat persister bacteria….

Multiresistant bacteria scientists around the world are working hard to win the battle against multi-resistant bacteria. A new publication now presents how even sensitive bacteria often manage to survive antibiotic treatment as so-called ‘persister cells.’ The comprehensive perspective on this phenomenon may help to improve current options of drug treatment and could even inspire the discovery of novel antibiotics targeting these notoriously difficult-to-treat persister bacteria….