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Superbug able to pump disinfectant out of its system

A superbug commonly found in medical facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan produces a resistance protein that renders hospital disinfectant ineffective.

Acinetobacter baumannii produces a protein known as “Ace” which binds to the main chemical agent in hospital disinfectant, effectively pumping it out of its system.

Identifying the protein will help researchers develop new chemicals to treat this superbug.

Read more at University of Leeds

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