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.
ResourcesMore Antibiotic Resistance resources
Latest antimicrobial nanocoating kills bacterial & fungal cells
Nano Magazine - 14-Apr-2021
Ultrathin layer of black phosphorus on bioimplants and wound dressings could prevent deadly infectionsRead more...
After covid vaccine, Oxford to tackle antibiotic resistance
BBC - 19-Jan-2021
Expert researchers to address antibiotic resistance with the £100m fund by IneosRead more...
A new class of drugs to tackle AMR - immuno-antibiotics
Science Daily - 23-Dec-2020
Block an essential metabolic pathway in bacteria to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR)Read more...