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A new technique designed to make current antibiotics more effective works by disabling select genes in bacteria.  Described in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the technique systematically identifies genes within E. coli bacteria that inhibit the production of molecules called reactive oxygen species (ROS) that damage the bacteria’s DNA.  Full Article

Boston.Com: New approach identifies sidekick drug to help antibiotics defeat infections

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Researchers from Boston University have developed a new approach to attack bacterial infections, by making them more susceptible to traditional antibiotics. The novel technique could allow scientists to identify sidekick drugs that spur bacteria to increase their production of compounds that damage their own DNA, thus making it easier for conventional therapies to deal the fatal blow. Full Article