Researchers Working on Weapon Against ‘Superbug’ Infections


Marcelo E. Tolmasky, Cal State Fullerton's professor biological science, and his students have found a possible solution to the growing global health threat of antibiotic resistance. Their latest published research results show that the use of zinc-containing compounds, along with existing antibiotics, is a novel strategy to overcome "superbug" infections. 

The research team’s findings are described in a new paper published in the peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE. The first author of the paper is biology graduate student Jesus Magallon, whose master’s thesis is based on this work. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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