Antibiotic Batman Finds His Robin (Part 1)

July 11, 2014 11:48 PM

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Antibiotic Batman Finds His Robin (Part 1)

On June 25, 2014, the following scientific study made the cover of the prestigious journal Nature: "Aspergillomarasmine A overcomes metallo-β-lactamase antibiotic resistance." Doesn't exactly sound earth-shattering, does it? But the discovery of a fungal compound that restores the efficacy of one of our antibiotics of last resort is, in fact, huge news.

We can look forward with confidence to a considerable degree of freedom from infectious diseases at a time not too far in the future. Indeed ... it seems reasonable to anticipate within some measurable time, such as 100 years, all the major infections will have disappeared.

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