Researchers have come closer to solving the mystery of superbugs

Scientists from the University of Melbourne close to answer how different strains are becoming resistant to antibiotics of different types.

It is known that the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus is complicated by the fact that he develops resistance to antibiotics over time, basic tools become ineffective against him.

Scientists conducted sequencevalue genomes of strains and identified as Staphylococcus can change its DNA and to develop resistance to be used against him antibiotics. When bacteria mutate, they alter the cell wall, making it more resistant to the action of antibiotics.

Dr. Timothy Steiner participating in the project, said: "the Concern is the fact that the strain of Staphylococcus easily acquired resistance against daptomycin, although until now this antibiotic has never been used against this disease. But this antibiotic causes more unpleasant side effects in patients, although in some cases there's nothing left to use for the treatment of this drug".

Aureus is highly adaptive in terms of antibiotic therapy and according to scientists in a short time against antibacterial infection will have to find new, more effective means.

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