Bacteria resistant to drugs is a huge problem. In fact, the United Nations, seeing this, has described this problem as a Global threat. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria currently cause the deaths of about 700000 people a year, but by 2050 that figure will rise to 10 million, according to calculations.
Shu Lam, 25, a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, has developed a much more effective star-shaped polymer instead of developing antibiotics against bacteria. Now this polymer has been tested against 6 super-bacteria and all have been successful.
According to PhD student Shu Lam in a statement to The Telegraph newspaper, this polymer sticks to the bacteria and causes stress in this bacterium. The bacteria entering the Strse kills itself over time. This polymer, which is currently in the experimental phase because it is a fairly new discovery, is also unable to develop immunity after killing the bacteria and then developing in the next generation.
Antibiotics, the most active weapon used against bacteria today, kill bacteria by poisoning. Compared to these drugs, which affect healthy cells as well as bacteria, the polymers developed by Shu Lam do not harm the healthy cell at all.Source