(DAILY MAIL UK) – British scientists have developed an antibiotic from breast milk capable of destroying drug-resistant bacteria.
The discovery is being hailed as a major breakthrough in the race to contain the rise of so-called superbugs that kill about 10,000 Britons each year.
Scientists say the antibiotic works by rewriting a cell’s DNA to tear bacteria apart within a fraction of a second – making it impossible for them to evolve defenses.
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Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory in south-west London say the drug could also be used to treat genetic diseases, such as sickle cell anaemia.