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August 30, 2005

Human Innovation: Super-bugs meet super-antibiotics

And the super bugs die!

Misuse of antibiotics has evolved new strains of super-bugs that are totally resistant to the existing arsenal of anti-bacterial drugs.

What was to be done? A centralized federal War on Super-bugs!

No. Decentralized human innovation was the answer. Scientists have developed new versions of old antibiotics that break down the super-bug’s defenses and force them to succumb to old antibiotic warhorses like penicillin.

You can read more here.

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