Disarming enemy: Monash study finds way to disarm dangerous bacteria

Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have discovered an antibiotic that could prevent the life-threatening diarrhoea caused by Clostridioides difficile – a serious bacterial infection often acquired while in hospital.

The treatment strategy could also potentially counter diseases caused by other similar spore-producing, including the lethal anthrax, a key bioterrorism tool.
The research, co-led by Professor Dena Lyras and Dr Sheena McGowan, was published today in Nature Microbiology
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