Great Breakthrough To Tame The ‘Superbug’ Bacteria: New Molecule Could Save Many Lives

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Feb 01, 2017 09:54 AM EST

Miami VA Medical Center hospital registered nurse, Rafael Sepulveda, pulls on rubber gloves while attending to patients in the Emergency room October 17, 2007 in Miami, Florida. (Photo : Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At last researchers have made a great breakthrough to fight against the "superbug" bacteria. Even a few days ago people were suffering from panic regarding these bacteria. Now current research has finally discovered the molecule that could tame the bacteria.

NBC4i reports that researchers at Oregon State University gained some positive results. Previously, these bacteria became a nightmare for the health officials and the patients. With the knowledge attained, doctors and health practitioners have felt more at ease.

The discovery of the molecule to tame the "superbug" bacteria is getting a worldwide attention. Dr. Bruce Geller, who teaches microbiology at the Oregon State University, is the key person behind this discovery. For the last 17 years, Dr. Bruce Geller has been researching an "antibiotic resistant germs and bacteria".

His latest discovery of the new molecule creates a new dimension in the arena of medical science. The molecule can now save millions of lives from the 'superbug' bacteria. Earlier a research study discovered that the bacteria can even resist the most powerful antibiotics.

According to EurekAlert, the research study was done by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Board Institute of MIT and Harvard. Even Tom Frieden, the director of the CDC, called the 'superbug' bacteria as the 'nightmare bacteria'. He called it a nightmare because antibiotics, the last weapons of infection treatment, can't kill these bacteria.

Just a few months ago, a Nevada woman died from a bacterial infection in her leg. The surprising fact is that specific strain can resist 26 most powerful antibiotics. Now the latest molecule, discovered by Dr. Bruce Geller, neutralizes the power of the "superbug" bacteria.

The best part of this neutralization is that the bacteria could not destroy the antibiotics. KGW cited that Dr. Bruce Geller's discovery. According to the report, the molecule enters into the bacterium and stops the gene that controls the resistance mechanism. For now, more testings are required to determine if the preventive medicine would not be harmful to men.

Dr. Bruce Geller even added that this molecule will be available in the market within the next four to five years. It is true that the discovery of the molecule to tame the "superbug" bacteria brings an essential breakthrough for humanity.

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