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The population of superbugs that are resistant to antibiotic drugs is a growing concern. If we run out of effective medicines to fight off bacterial infections, it won't be pretty. Fortunately, we might have a few more tricks up our sleeves, and hopefully, these new tactics will be tested and ready by the time our current line of antibiotics stop working. Here are just a few links on how we might save ourselves. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: antibiotics, bacteria, bacteriophages, biofilm, drug-resistant, health, infection, microbes, phage therapy, plastic

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Jun 2014 @ 6:36pm

    Re: Phage therapy

    so you put your nasty bacteria with a few billion or so DIFFERNET bacteria's, and your nasty bacteria goes away!.
    Now all you have to do is find out what one of those billion did it ! good luck with that.

    "then they won't even need to enter the cells.. and no resistance can be developed."

    fact is, no resistance needs to be developed, you just need the bacteria to mutate and evolve, and for 1 slightly more resistant on to survive long enough to reproduce, and you have resistance.
    Happens all the time, its how they work.

    Humans very existence relies on the existence of viruses, without them we simply would not be here.

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