Alternative to antibiotics for treating UTIs uses body’s own cell defense mechanism

New knowledge of intracellular activity that rids bacteria from cells in the bladder could provide the missing link to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) without antibiotics, preventing resistance.

By Sage Ross (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Sage Ross (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons