Defeating the ‘superbugs’: New inventions to kill drug-resistant disease

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May 22nd, 2014

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James Collins, College of Engineering

In the battle against disease-causing microbes, the bugs now seem to be winning. Antibiotic drugs, which were once so good at eliminating bacterial infections of all kinds, are rapidly losing the ability to control disease, a problem that gets worse every year…

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“You could use it as a pre-emptive, without having a person take an antibiotic, which could be expensive and toxic. You can attack the infection when it’s still at a very low level, and keep the infection at bay.”

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