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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.

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    CK20XX (profile), 25 Jun 2014 @ 10:19pm

    It's great to see a breakthrough on drug-resistant bacteria, but it's not gonna be a sure thing unless it's treated as a stopgap measure. To really beat this problem, we need to mitigate our reliance on antibiotics. Bacteria are practically designed to evolve, so anything we relentlessly pelt them with they're eventually going to adapt and become immune to, and then we'll be right back where we started.

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