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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.


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Destiny Pharma

Biotechnology company dedicated to the development of novel anti-infectives

Phico Therapeutics

Biotechnology company developing a novel platform technology designed to overcome antibacterial resistance

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Recent News

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 hours


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 resistance


Antimicrobial resistance is the next pandemic: over 1.2 million died with drug-resistant infections

Independent - 20-Jan-2022

Its time for strategies that preserve existing antibiotics and develop new drugs


Bacteria-eating viruses fight drug resistant superbugs in a non-healing wound

Live Science - 19-Jan-2022

When antibiotics fail, bacteriophages can heal -- clinical trials need to confirm this treatment approach


Modified copper material with potent antibacterial activity developed

Medgadget - 17-Dec-2021

Nanostructured copper material with vigorous antibacterial activity; prospective candidate in healthcare settings

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