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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England battles antibiotic resistance with a call for responsible use
Sky News - 15-Nov-2023
Infections increased in 2022 with a 20% chance of death within 30 daysRead more...
Novel Claromer compounds fight viruses by targeting their protective membranes
Maxwell Biosciences - 02-Aug-2023
Inspired by human immunity, Claromers are revolutionary molecules which may overcome resistance in near futureRead more...
Artificial Intelligence assists in discovery of potent antibiotic to combat superbugs
BBC - 25-May-2023
AI scrutinized a list of 6,680 compounds, ultimately shortlisting potential antibiotics in under two hoursRead more...
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...
Phage therapy shows promise in treating drug-resistant infections
The Guardian - 13-May-2022
Success in patients with otherwise untreatable infections could make way for clinical trials next yearRead more...