Health Workers See Promise in Software for Drug-Resistant Bacteria

January 5, 2015 3:25 PM

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Researchers have developed a new software that predicts changes in bacteria that can make them drug-resistant.

Drug resistance happens when disease-causing bacteria adapts to antibiotics and becomes less responsive to treatment. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause at least 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths in the United States each year, but because the bacteria are constantly reproducing, it’s hard to ...

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