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Drug-resistant bugs have spurred research into a promising—and surprisingly simple—treatment.

Victims of traumatic injuries and severe burns mostly die from complications of infection. When the skin has been badly damaged, it leaves an easy opening for invading pathogens. Those harmful microbes, unchecked, can trigger sepsis, a full-body inflammatory response that is often fatal. The culprits most often at fault are drug-resistant strains of microbes that lurk i...

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