“What if there’s a better way forward than developing new drugs? What if we could “reverse evolution” and take germs to the state they were in the 1960s, when drug resistance wasn’t such a big problem?”
“The problem is so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine,” the report from the World Health Organization continues. “A post-antibiotic era—in which common infections and minor injuries can kill—is a very real possibility for the 21st century.”
Search For New Antibiotics Goes To The Bottom Of Oceans
The $12 million project, undertaken by Aberdeen University, is launched to find a new generation of infection-busting substances among seabeds.
With infections becoming ever more resistant to drugs, scientists are turning to the deep sea in the hope of finding the next generation of antibiotics.
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