Scientists warn of a threat to public health: Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have been discovered!

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The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one of the biggest threats to global public health and requires the rapid discovery of new therapies, but the development and clinical introduction of new drugs is a slow process and is considered unlikely in the world's scientific circles to be found quickly in time. solution, written in Serbian "Flash". 

What worries scientists, pharmacists and doctors now is that the latest research shows that now not only are some bacteria resistant to antibiotics, but thanks to these drugs they are even more advanced!

In an Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC)-funded study on antibiotic resistance in bacteria published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, EureckAlert, a team of experts found that certain antibiotics can help prevent bacteria from declining when they die outside. . This means that more bacteria can survive longer compared to those that have not been exposed to antibiotics.

Namely, antibiotics can help certain bacteria survive longer even though they were previously thought to kill or stop the bacteria. Antibiotics, which are widely used against bacterial infections, are supposed to kill the bacteria or at least stop their growth and reproduction. However, researchers say they have shown for the first time that these drugs can actually be beneficial to bacteria and protect them from death, reports EurekAlert.

- Our research is evidence of side effects that were not observed before - we simply do not know how the drugs change the balance in the bacterial population - said Prof. Robert Beardmore, lead author of the study from the University of Exeter.

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