Arctic Bacteria Could Form Foundation of Lifesaving Drugs: Researchers

Kastus_Master Brandmark_Col_RGB

Bacteria growing in the Arctic could provide researchers with new antibiotics, a field that’s getting more urgent as time goes on.

Because it’s not cost-effective for pharmaceutical companies to search for new antibiotics, they’re coming onto the market less, while bacteria are becoming resistant to many of the current antibiotics. 

“If no one finds new antibiotics for common infections, what will happen is we will go back to the pre-antibiotic age in which a simple cut could turn into an infection that becomes deadly,” said Marcel Jaspars, founder of the PharmaSea project.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp