Pseudomonas aeruginosa is resistant to nearly all antibiotics. Photo: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Hong Kong and Beijing scientists use gene editing to find cure for superbug

  • Research discovers the drug resistance mechanism of the potentially fatal Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Hong Kong team isolate the bacteria then use gene editing method developed in Beijing
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is resistant to nearly all antibiotics. Photo: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
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Chinese pig herds have been devastated by the disease. Photo: Reuters

TB and malaria drugs could hold key to fighting African swine fever, Chinese scientists say

  • Researchers from Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention discover structural similarities between virus and other diseases that could help develop effective drugs
  • Disease currently has no known cure and has devastated country’s livestock causing a steep rise in food prices
Topic |   African swine fever

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Chinese pig herds have been devastated by the disease. Photo: Reuters
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