DailyDirt: Antibiotic Resistance Is (Not) Futile...

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

With the news that a "superbug" resistant to an antibiotic of last resort was found in the US, there's a bit of concern that medicine could regress significantly in the face of uncontrollable bacteria. We've had antibiotic drugs for about 70 years now, and we've grown accustomed to the effectiveness of these drugs. Hopefully, we can stay ahead of drug-resistant microbes with new pharmaceuticals or phage therapy. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: antibiotics, bacteria, bacteriophages, biotech, drug discovery, health, medicine, microbes, phage therapy, pharmaceuticals, superbugs


Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jun 2016 @ 5:38pm

    Re: Antibiotics Overuse

    You are silly, silly, silly. Anthropogenic Climate Change IS the cause of antibiotic overuse, and it's the cause of acne and it's the cause of your backyard looking like a desert and it's the cause of increasing car accidents and the cause of an increasing sense of futility for the future (now that Obama is stockpiling more nukes to offset any global cooling or warming effects).

    So Anthropogenic Climate Change is the MAJOR, MAJOR, MAJOR world problem. It is the cause of all of our problems.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Techdirt Gear
Show Now: Takedown
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads

Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.