Natural immune system process could treat infections, reduce reliance on antibiotics: Study

Updated: Mar 24 2023 3:16PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (PTI) Human body's natural process of removing old and damaged cell parts could be harnessed to treat infections like tuberculosis (TB), reducing reliance on antibiotics, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, UK, investigated genes important for bacteria to evade autophagy, a self-destruction mechanism cells resort to when stressed.

Their study is published in Nature Microbiology.