Rambo Tribble writes Researchers in Britain are reporting that they have found a way to prevent bacteria from forming the “wall” that prevents antibiotics from attacking them. “It is a very significant breakthrough, ” said Professor Changjiang Dong, from the University of East Anglia’s (UAE) Norwich Medical School. “This is really important because drug-resistant bacteria is a global health problem. Many current antibiotics are becoming useless, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Many bacteria build up an outer defence which is important for their survival and drug resistance. We have found a way to stop that happening, ” he added. This research provides the platform for urgently-needed new generation drugs. Read more of this story at Slashdot.