What would happen if you got an infection and antibiotics couldn't clear it up? That's a growing possibility as more and more bacteria develop resistance to the drugs we use to kill them. According to a 2016 report from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, 700,000 people worldwide die from antibiotic-resistant infections, a number that could rise to 10 million by 2050. That's why this is such big news: in 2016, a 25-year-old Ph.D. student developed what may be a solution to this crisis. Her method kills superbugs without using any antibiotics at all.
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Written by Curiosity Staff September 8, 2017
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