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

Crispr targets bacteria to fight antibiotic resistance

Wired - 16-Jan-2019

Shreds multiple critical stretches of bacteria's DNA at the same time

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New bacteria found that kills most antibiotic resistant superbugs

Phys.org - 27-Dec-2018

Researchers targeted soil used in traditional healing

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Clay to Fight Bacteria in Wounds

Mayo Clinic - 21-Aug-2018

Reduced-iron clay was found to have antibacterial properties under controlled conditions

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