Dirt Could Help Fight Superbugs

About 23,000 Americans die each year due to a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotics. Since 2010, the number of children who have become resistant has increased sevenfold. In recent years, the misuse and overuse of antibiotics led to the superbug phenomenon, in which bacteria that cause illness and disease become resistant to medicines. That makes it harder to treat conditions like pneumonia and food-related illnesses. Now, a group of researchers are looking for the next antibiot

Dirt Could Help Fight Superbugs

About 23,000 Americans die each year due to a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotics. Since 2010, the number of children who have become resistant has increased sevenfold. In recent years, ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Discover Magazine

Genetic soil prospecting yields wealth of potential antibiotics

Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics, according to University of California, Berkeley, ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Genetic soil prospecting yields wealth of potential antibiotics, Wed 13 Jun 18 from Eurekalert

Soil bacteria might hold the key for the next generation of antibiotics

This may be a key finding, as more and more pathogens are becoming drug-resistant.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from ZME Science

Genetic sequencing helps scientists mine soil for antibiotics

Scientists have developed a more efficient way to search for potential antibiotics living in the soil.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from UPI

Hundreds of Antibiotic-like Genes Discovered in Soil Microbes

NewsSoil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics, according to scientists.Contributed Author: University ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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