The plastic particles allow the formation of a slimy layer on their surface which allows bacteria and antibiotic waste to attach and mingle.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Read an excerpt from Superbugs which outlines the difficulties of making antibiotics
There was no good way to predict who would contract an infection or who would succumb to the illness. We were all at risk because bacteria don’t discriminate — they attack all comers: the young, the old, and everyone in between, writes Dr Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic
With the increase in antibiotics use, bacteria's resistance is increasing, this study might help combat it.
Resistance can be passed from bacteria to bacteria without transferring plasmid DNA: Study.
The new sensing approach is based on a quartz-crystal resonator whose vibrations vary in measurable ways when particles on the surface change.
A deadly bacteria variant known as NDM-4, which is also called the "super bug", has been found by the medical researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University from the hospital's sewage.