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Student discovers a way to destroy superbug bacteria without antibiotics

A 25-year-old student has discovered a way to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria without pummeling them with more antibiotics. Shu Lam successfully destroyed superbugs in lab tests using a star-shaped polymer that literally rips the cells to shreds. This breakthrough could signal a complete overhaul in how the medical community approaches these deadly bacteria. Currently, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), kill 700,000 people per year.
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