Superbugs Might Have More Than One Kryptonite!

by Thomasakaginer on September 18, 2017 - 8:49pm

During the last few years, antibiotic resisting bacteria, also referred to as superbugs, have become a growing problem in our society. More precisely, the development of new antibiotics and drugs to fight antibiotic resistance, which is the present solution used, is a very long process. Until these new antibiotics are available, superbugs could have catastrophic consequences.

However, based on one of Science Daily’s article, there might be more solutions than we initially thought. In fact, scientists and searchers around the globe have come up with answers that appear successful. For instance, combining antibiotics with other non-antibiotic drugs or compounds can increase their effectiveness against certain types of superbugs. Another interesting solution is to “rediscover ‘old’ antibiotics”. In the 1950s and 60s, some potential antibiotic drugs were put aside, seeing there were so many different choices available. Hence, exploring avenues that were once left out by the scientific community could lead to fresh solutions to combat superbugs.

The keys to this problem don’t stop there. Many other interesting ideas are still in the making. However, it is important to avoid neglecting any of these potential solutions. Even if they have not necessarily been proved as of yet, they might end up being extremely efficient in the future.

If you are interested to learn more about the solutions described in this post or other potential enemies of superbugs, feel free to read the full article by cliquing on the following link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170303100429.htm

Comments

very interesting, fellow student
can't wait for your next post!!!

Dear Gobeil1,
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Hi Thomasakaginer, I found your post to be very compelling and interesting to read. Your arguments were very precise and summarized the main points of the science news article very well. However, I noticed that you avoided explaining the potential risks of superbugs and how they ultimately affect our health. Indeed, in your post, you mention that scientists are discovering new methods to combat this issue that has risen over the past few years, but you fail to mention why and how this affects us. This picked my curiosity and lead me to conduct some research on the history of superbugs and how they have become a never-ending problem in our modern society. I found a very interesting article that describes their evolution and some of their risks. If you are interested in learning about the history of antibiotics, consider reading the following article: https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/12/superbug-antibiotic-resistance-history/
Best regards, Radako

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