Is there an Answer to Superbugs?

Superbugs have been identified by the World Health Organisation as one of the greatest threats to human health after adapting to become resistant to all forms of antibiotics.

PhD candidate Shu Lam said the team developed a chain of star-shaped protein molecules called peptide polymers that could defeat the superbugs by "ripping apart" their cell walls.

"That actually makes it very difficult for bacteria to adapt and to survive after being treated by these peptide polymers," she said.

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