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Researchers boost existing antibiotic to tackle drug resistance

12:05 EDT 4 Jul 2017 | Pharmafile

The growing issue of antibiotic resistance is finding itself increasingly central in pharma’s priorities, though many still argue that the problem is not given enough attention. New forecasts suggest that 10 million will die each year as a result of drug-resistant infections by 2050, highlighting the threat posed to global health. Now, a team from the University of Lincoln in the UK has developed a new form of antibiotic which has proven its ability to defeat existing multidrug-resistant infections.

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