Beyond antibiotics: “PPMOs” offer new approach to bacterial infection

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Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions today announced the successful use of a new type of antibacterial agent called a PPMO, which appears to function as well or better than an antibiotic, but may be more precise and also solve problems with antibiotic resistance.

The new PPMOs offer a fundamentally different attack on bacterial infection, researchers say. They specifically target the underlying genes of a bacterium, whereas conventional antibiotics just disrupt its cellular function and often have broader, unwanted impacts.

See on oregonstate.edu

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