DailyDirt: Killing Those Tiny Germs

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The overuse of antibiotics may be leading us into the "post-antibiotic era" where we'll face numerous bacteria that are resistant to our most advanced drugs. We may need to develop different strategies for identifying antibiotics or try various phage therapies to fend off antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Here are just a few links on finding new antibiotics and using bacteriophages in medicine. 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, biotech, drug discovery, health, kpc-oxa 48, medicine, microbes, mrsa, phage therapy, pharmaceuticals, superbugs, vancomycin, virus

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    John Fenderson (profile), 17 Oct 2014 @ 8:36am


    One of the reasons that I'm not afraid of ebola is because of things like MRSA and KPC-Oxa. Those are real, serious threats that we have few, and declining, defenses against right now. Ebola is much easier to control and manage than those are. If I'm going to fear disease, ebola isn't even in my top 10. MRSA is in the top three.

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