It's almost unbelievable to think that antibiotics were discovered less than a century ago, and that before then people were severely disabled or killed by what we now regard as easily treatable diseases. Scientists have been warning for years that bacteria is slowly becoming resistant to our wonder cure and that there is no plan B when the last carefully controlled antibiotics no longer work.
Recently there has been a few stories of potential new forms which prevent us going back to the dark ages so I'll be monitoring developments of those here.
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Albicidin, plant toxin, strongest antibiotic emerged, kills harmful bacteria in a unique way
Independent - 24-Jan-2023
The toxins interaction with the bacterial enzyme gyrase could help overcome antibiotic resistanceRead more...
Antimicrobial resistance is the next pandemic: over 1.2 million died with drug-resistant infections
Independent - 20-Jan-2022
Its time for strategies that preserve existing antibiotics and develop new drugsRead more...
Bacteria-eating viruses fight drug resistant superbugs in a non-healing wound
Live Science - 19-Jan-2022
When antibiotics fail, bacteriophages can heal -- clinical trials need to confirm this treatment approachRead more...
Modified copper material with potent antibacterial activity developed
Medgadget - 17-Dec-2021
Nanostructured copper material with vigorous antibacterial activity; prospective candidate in healthcare settingsRead more...
New therapy producing potent bacterial vaccines for 100% protection
Medgadget - 29-Nov-2021
Generation of high-potency bacterial vaccines using ultrashort pulsed lasersRead more...