It’s a discovery that could take us back 80 years, and that’s a good thing.
McMaster University researchers have found a fungus in the soils of Nova Scotia that could be the silver bullet in the battle against drug-resistant germs.
Researchers believe it can be used to battle one of the most dangerous antibiotic-resistance genes, NDM-1, or public enemy number 1 as they call it.
Scientists say NDM-1 has spread everywhere and has basically killed our last resource of antibiotics used to treat serious infections.
The discovery is considered a far more promising approach than trying to discover new antibiotics and while the road to getting a product that can be used on humans is still very long, early tests have proven successful on mice.
(The Hamilton Spectator)