Food Technology Staff

Pathogens

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, scientists are trying to find solutions that control bacterial infections without making the problem worse. One source may lie with so-called “living antibiotics,” bacteria that feed on other disease-causing bacteria to acquire the necessary nutrients for growth and replication.

Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a type of predatory bacteria that is harmless to humans but effectively kills Gram negative bacteria such as E. coli. Researchers at the O…

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