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Journal Articles Progress in Biomedical Engineering Year : 2024

Antibiofilm approaches as a new paradigm for treating infections

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Abstract The lack of effective antibiotics for drug-resistant infections has led the World Health Organization to declare antibiotic resistance a global priority. Most bacterial infections are caused by microbes growing in structured communities called biofilms. Bacteria growing in biofilms are less susceptible to antibiotics than their planktonic counterparts. Despite their significant clinical implications, bacterial biofilms have not received the attention they warrant, with no approved antibiotics specifically designed for their eradication. In this paper, we aim to shed light on recent advancements in antibiofilm strategies that offer compelling alternatives to traditional antibiotics. Additionally, we will briefly explore the potential synergy between computational approaches, including the emerging field of artificial intelligence, and the accelerated design and discovery of novel antibiofilm molecules in the years ahead.

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Bacteriology
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hal-04472590 , version 1 (22-02-2024)

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Fany Reffuveille, Yasser Dghoughi, Marius Colin, Marcelo Torres, Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez. Antibiofilm approaches as a new paradigm for treating infections. Progress in Biomedical Engineering, 2024, 6 (2), pp.023001. ⟨10.1088/2516-1091/ad1cd6⟩. ⟨hal-04472590⟩

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