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Researchers use dirt to stay one step ahead of antibiotic resistance

bacteria have become a major health threat andhave limited our ability to treat even common infections withantibiotics," said Dr. Bhagirath Singh, Scientific Director of theCanadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Infection andImmunity. "Dr. Wright's exciting discovery points to the fact that innature, bugs in the soil survive in a very hostile environment. They dothis by developing resistance to the antibiotics produced by other soilbacteria. Understanding this process opens up a new avenue for findingnew therapies to prevent and treat antibiotic resistance in a clinicalsetting.


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