Scientists have known for some time that germs have become more and more resistant to the currently used antibiotics and are working to develop new strategies to combat the growing threat of germs that antibiotics can’t fight.
Some researchers are testing new substances, such as silver, to combine with antibiotics to boost their killing power.
Other researchers are making use of genetic sequencing of bacteria to help develop killer drugs at a faster pace than medical science was capable of in the past.
Another strategy aims to render harmful bacteria incapable of infecting people, rather than killing the germs outright.
One such technique would neutralize disease-causing toxins by disrupting the bacteria’s internal mechanisms.
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