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What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives To Stop Superbugs


12/23/2013 7:53:36 AM

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"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal. In the realm of human health, few developments are scarier than the growing uselessness of antibiotics. These miracle drugs have kept killer diseases in check for decades, saving millions of lives. Fortunately, antibiotics still work—most of the time. And though we are winning battles against germs, scientists fear that we are starting to lose the war.

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