Researchers from North Carolina State University have increased the potency of a compound that reactivates antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Biochemist, Christian Melander & his team have made the compound more effective against the potentially deadly infections.
Read the paper abstract in Angewandge Chemie (full paper may require subscription):
photo: R: Dr. Melander; L: Dr. John Cavanagh, who has collaborated with Melander in developing small molecule compounds against antibiotic resistant bacteria.
photo credit: Communication Services, NCSU