superbugs

Antibiotic resistant ‘superbug’ genes found in the High Arctic

Antibiotic resistant ‘superbug’ genes found in the High Arctic

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria is spreading rapidly worldwide and has even been called a global threat to humans as serious as climate change. Excessive and imprudent use of antibiotics is usually blamed, but the rate and extent of the spread can’t be explained by overuse alone.

Fighting superbugs with nanotechnology and light

Fighting superbugs with nanotechnology and light

A new tool is emerging in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacterial disease. Beyond the global efforts to limit overuse and abuse of antibiotic drugs, nanomedicine is finding additional ways to attack these superbugs.