For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Antibiotic "Smart Bomb"
Recently scientists have developed a new antibiotic that can target certain bacteria to stop infections without killing good bacteria including gut flora. The antibiotic uses a bacteria's CRISPR-Cas system against it so that it will destroy its own DNA and commit bacterial suicide. Researchers have already tested the antibiotic on Salmonella cultures and are currently working on developing an effective method to administer the antibiotic in a clinical setting http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140130110953.htm