Podcast – Finding new drug target for Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria

 vineet-RPathania-PODCAST2-OptimizedIIT Roorkee researchers have identified the RNA protein Hfq as a potential drug target. Once the Hfq gene is removed, the Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria become less virulent, more susceptible to environmental stress, and survival under desiccation is compromised. Targeting the virulence of the bacteria opens up a  new opportunity to develop more effective drugs.