drug resistance

You Shouldn’t Freak Out About The Antibiotic Apocalypse

You Shouldn’t Freak Out About The Antibiotic Apocalypse

A team of scientists has discovered a gene that renders bacteria resistant to colistin, a so-called last-resort antibiotic doctors use when other drugs have failed. This is very bad news, and yes, it could usher in a post-antibiotic era — if we let it. But here’s why you shouldn’t panic…