Antibiotics Are Powerless Against This New Superbug

Sooner or later, evolution was going to render antibiotics useless, and new evidence indicates we’re quickly being outflanked by infectious bacteria.

Researchers in China have discovered a strain of E. Coli bacteria resistant to all known antibiotics. In a study published last month in The Lancet, the scientists describe the emergence of a new gene, MCR-1, that grants E. Coli bacteria immunity to a class of antibiotics called colistin, also referred to as polymyxin. Colistin is widely

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