Hebrew University researchers develop test to help fight superbugs

Times of Israel | Jan 16, 2020 at 1:58 PM
  • Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem say they have developed a lab test that is able to predict if a patient with a bacterial infection will respond well to a given certain antibiotic treatment.
  • In this way, bacteria evade antibiotic treatment because antibiotics can only spot and kill growing targets.
  • The pattern that they found was similar to their lab findings: the patients’ bacteria developed tolerance, then resistance, and ultimately antibiotic treatment failed.