Drug-resistant viruses can resist the strongest antibiotics. Recently, however, scientists have discovered the "Achilles heel" of these viruses to destroy them.
British scientists believe that the weakness of the drug-resistant virus has been discovered so that it can be controlled.
Currently, diseases resistant to drug-resistant viruses are causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. It is expected that by 2050, drug-resistant viruses could kill about 10 million people, according to NBC News.
New research is carried out by scientists at Bristol University (UK). Experts discovered a special enzyme that plays an important role in helping bacteria to resist the common antibiotics. This enzyme is called beta-lactamase.
The results show that enzymes play a very important role in helping super. Scientists believe that attacking this enzyme can kill viruses and save thousands of lives every year.
In the study, they found that combining two enzymes capable of inhibiting enzymes with aztreonam antibiotics could kill some of the most resistant viruses.
'Our bacteriological study demonstrated more clearly that beta-lactamases are' Achilles heel 'of resistant bacteria,' said Dr. Matthew Avison, one of the study authors, at Bristol University ( English), said.
He also believes that based on research results, scientists can focus on developing drugs that can inhibit beta-lactamase. It is also the first time in nearly a decade that science has discovered truly useful evidence that destroys strains of bacteria that can resist beta-lactam antibiotics, Dr. Avison told Mirror.