Thursday, July 17, 2014

Good News

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made a breakthrough in the race to solve antibiotic resistance:

New research published today in the journal Nature reveals an Achilles' heel in the defensive barrier which surrounds drug-resistant bacterial cells.

The findings pave the way for a new wave of drugs that kill superbugs by bringing down their defensive walls rather than attacking the bacteria itself. It means that in future, bacteria may not develop drug-resistance at all.

The discovery doesn't come a moment too soon. The World Health Organization has warned that antibiotic-resistance in bacteria is spreading globally, causing severe consequences. And even common infections which have been treatable for decades can once again kill.
So there's an Achilles' heel,  now the question is: can we exploit that?  Course, many "miracle cure" stories never pan out. And this one may deserve extra skepticism since it comes from the University of East Anglia, home of CRU - where "scientific integrity" only shows up on Scrabble boards.

Still, something to be hopeful about while the One burns the rest of the world down to the foundation.

h/t: wetdry


OMMAG said...

Be prepared:

Bean Hole Beans! By and For Lumberjacks and their Buddies!

Veeshir said...

That's East Anglia, global warmmongers extraordinaire.
They were the ones those leaked (not hacked) emails showed to be lying sacks of algore.

They're liars until proven stupid so far as I'm concerned so I'd take this with a grain of Sun-sized salt.