Right now, UTIs are generally treated with antibiotics ? in fact, they?re the second most common reason antibiotics are prescribed. But resistance to antibiotics is increasing. These new findings might help researchers develop alternative drugs that target FimH attachment specifically in order to prevent the bacteria from hooking on in the first place.

The bacteria has little hooks and they grab on, so when you pee they don't get flushed away. Working on meds that attack the hooking mechanism and dissolves it should be a huge help for UTIs.