Research uncovers bacteria strains highly resistant to antibiotics

04/3/2008 | Reuters

A study of soil microbes extracted from 11 locations found several bacteria strains that can tolerate antibiotics such as penicillin and ciprofloxacin at 50 times more than the standard level of bacterial resistance. The research, which also uncovered antibiotic-eating bacteria strains, underscores the need to spur development of better germ-fighting drugs.

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