Several groups of scientists are exploring new methods to fight drug-resistant bacteria. One group of researchers is studying the use of protein-coated nanotubes that show promise in eliminating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus through deflation. Meanwhile, an inventor is developing a metal ion-based technology that can kill bugs by attacking their DNA. Another group of researchers is investigating the use of sharkskin-like pattern to deter bacteria transmission.

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