A ‘Google for bacterial DNA’ is helping scientists fight drug resistant infections


Ever since I read a 2014 WHO report stating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria could kill more people each year than cancer by 2050, I have been looking for signs of hope that we would not plummet towards an apocalyptic nightmare of mass deaths by infection. But seriously … #saveantibiotics #AntibioticResistance #10yearscallenge pic.twitter.com/Js4lYBfnye — Kathryn Merkel (@KeepATXabx) February 3, 2019 There seems to be no signs of the menace slowing down. Even last year, a study conducted in my hometown, the south Indian city of Chennai, found that the bacteria in 46 percent of food samples collected were resistant to colistin –…

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