HKU Scientists Pioneer Dual Trojan Horse Approach to Combat Superbugs

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 22 September 2023 – In the relentless battle against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, science continues to unveil ingenious strategies to address their vulnerability. Like other bacteria, superbugs have a unique weakness – their dependence on iron for growth and survival. Iron serves as an essential nutrient that bacteria utilise for various cellular processes, including DNA replication, energy production, and other vital functions. In essence, iron is like a ‘food’ for bacteria.