Bacteria can lose cell walls in order to resist antibiotics

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Researchers from Newcastle University (UK) have confirmed a bacterial mechanism to ‘tolerate’ antibiotics by hiding their cell wall, known as ‘L-form switching’.

By studying the urinary samples of 30 elderly patients with recurrent urinary tract infections and using state-of-the-art techniques, the study, published today in Nature Communications, has provided important insights into the development of antibiotic resistance.

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