Archive for April 8th, 2009

GM Viruses Found to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers from Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have genetically modified viruses that defeat bacterial defense systems, which could enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics. This new approach could also kill bacteria that have already developed antibiotic resistance. The results of the study were published in the March 2, 2009 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…