New weapon for hard-to-treat bacterial infections

Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses — difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. Researchers successfully prevented drug-resistant bacteria from forming abscesses, or painful pus-filled lesions, using a peptide, or mini-protein. The peptide worked by disrupting the bacteria’s stress response….

Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses — difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. Researchers successfully prevented drug-resistant bacteria from forming abscesses, or painful pus-filled lesions, using a peptide, or mini-protein. The peptide worked by disrupting the bacteria’s stress response….