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.
Crispr targets bacteria to fight antibiotic resistanceWired - 16-Jan-2019
Shreds multiple critical stretches of bacteria's DNA at the same timeRead more...
New bacteria found that kills most antibiotic resistant superbugsPhys.org - 27-Dec-2018
Researchers targeted soil used in traditional healingRead more...
Clay to Fight Bacteria in WoundsMayo Clinic - 21-Aug-2018
Reduced-iron clay was found to have antibacterial properties under controlled conditionsRead more...