The world faces an antibiotic crisis. Could sifting through soil bacteria help solve it?

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  • Scientists find a potentially powerful new antibiotic in dirt
    He had discovered penicillin, the first antibiotic. Ninety years later, the world faces an antibiotic crisis. Superbugs have evolved resistance to dozens of drugs in doctors’ arsenals. Global deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections are predicted to ...
    02/15/2018 - 6:05 pm | View Link
  • Potentially powerful antibiotic is lying just beneath our feet
    The first antibiotic may have been discovered by accident when Alexander Fleming accidentally left his petri dish near an open window, but such luck has not been shared among modern scientists. Today, a seemingly impending ‘antibiotic apocalypse’ is on ...
    02/14/2018 - 8:44 pm | View Link
  • Scientists Have Discovered a Potential New Antibiotic—In Dirt
    In the lab, the researchers used a method to extract, clone and sequence DNA from soil samples to see if there are genes that could produce molecules with antibiotic potential. Using their method to search through hundreds of soil samples, they discovered ...
    02/13/2018 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • A potentially powerful new antibiotic is discovered in dirt
    The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a bacteria-killing mold. He had discovered penicillin, the world ...
    02/13/2018 - 1:39 am | View Link
  • New antibiotic potentially big in fighting drug-resistant bacteria
    Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic that is highly effective against bacteria resistant to known antimicrobials, which was found in a soil sample taken in Italy. It has killed a wide range of bacteria in laboratory tests and cured mice infected ...
    06/15/2017 - 10:21 pm | View Link
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    02/12/2018 - 2:45 pm | View Website
  • Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions ...
    Non-prescription antibiotic use is common in many LMICs, where ensuring that people who truly need antibiotics have access while discouraging unnecessary use is a ...
    02/11/2018 - 4:26 pm | View Website
  • Functional metagenomic characterization of antibiotic ...
    Functional metagenomic characterization of antibiotic resistance genes in agricultural soils from China
    02/11/2018 - 8:34 am | View Website
  • Antibiotic | chemical compound |
    Antibiotic: Antibiotic, chemical substance produced by a living organism, generally a microorganism, that is detrimental to other microorganisms. Antibiotics commonly ...
    02/10/2018 - 1:04 am | View Website
  • Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, and Antibiotic Allergic ...
    Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, and Antibiotic Allergic Reactions. Every year, a staggering 25 million pounds of antibiotics are administered to farm animals to fatten ...
    02/8/2018 - 4:27 am | View Website
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