Antibiotic Resistance

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.

Recent News

Phage therapy keeps a fatal bacterial infection under control

BBC - 08-May-2019

Could be used to treat drug resistant bacterial infections in the future

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Arsenic could be used in new broad-spectrum antibiotic

Medical Xpress - 16-Apr-2019

Arsenic already used in other treatments so safer than it sounds

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Hospitals around the world find drug resistant fungus

Live Science - 08-Apr-2019

One-third of C. auris are resistant to two antifungal drug classes

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