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    Default How Soil Could Hold The Secret To Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

    Steve Williams
    January 11 2015

    For the first time in more than three decades, U.S. scientists believe they have hit on a major new group of antibiotics that could be effective against the current range of superbugs — and they come from soil.

    Due to our overuse of antibiotics, we’ve seen a number of different pathogens become resistant to our current crop of antibiotics, meaning that we can no longer treat infections easily and effectively. This means that bugs like the notorious MRSA are hard to fend off, and there’s a growing fear that as our options for treatments are whittled down, these so-called superbugs are still developing. That’s why the discovery of a new group of antibiotics is potentially game changing.



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    Default Re: How Soil Could Hold The Secret To Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

    That is encouraging news — thank you Julieanne

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