Quantum Dot Antibiotics Adapt as Fast as Superbugs

January 4, 2017 12:30 PM
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Scientists have been creating antibiotics to kill bacteria for nearly 80 years. But some bacteria have evolved resistance to all antibiotics, and making new drugs to fight these superbugs is a long involved process. So scientists at the University of Colorado’s Biofrontiers Institute are developing an “antibiotic” they can update with the click of a keyboard. Shelley Schlender reports on “quantum dot” antibiotics.