Claim: Extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture creating public health crisis

Citing an overabundance in the use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries that poses a threat to public health, economics professor Aidan Hollis has proposed a solution in the form of user fees on the non-human use of antibiotics.

Pentagon counters lethal radiation exposure

DARPA scientists at the US Department of Defense (DoD) have determined that an antibiotic and a protein are capable of fighting radiation sickness more effectively when combined.


DARPA wants to replace antibiotics with nanoparticles

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - aka DARPA - wants to replace outdated antibiotics with nanoparticles capable of targeting unknown, evolving and genetically engineered bioweapons.

Antibiotic resistance is thousands of years old

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new - they've been around for at least 30,000 years, say scientists at McMaster University.

Alternative to antibiotics discovered

With bacteria increasingly developing resistance to antibiotics, German researchers say they've found a replacement.