‘Nature makes penicillin; I just found it’ – so said the Scottish bacteriologist and physician, Alexander Fleming, who, in 1945, won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery of the first antibiotic – penicillin. For decades antibiotics were the most effective method of combating bacterial infections and the first cases of resistance were not […]Read more "The Key To Success Lies In Nature"
Antibiotics revolutionised medicine by providing accessible, non-invasive means of combating previously untreatable and often highly contagious infectious diseases. These agents have been in use for more than 70 years and saved countless lives. However, their use was associated with a rapid development of resistant bacterial strains rendering many of antibiotics ineffective. First cases of ineffective […]Read more "Outsmarted by Bacteria?"