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    Default Machine Learning Takes On Antibiotic Resistance

    Zoe von Dijk
    March 9 2020

    To combat resistant bacteria and refill the trickling antibiotic pipeline, scientists are getting help from deep learning networks.

    Once-powerful antibiotics are losing their efficacy at a disconcerting pace as bacteria evolve immunity to our drugs. At least 700,000 people around the world now die each year from infections that could formerly be treated with antibiotics. A report last year from the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance warned that if no new major advances are made by 2050, mortality could leap to 10 million deaths a year.

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