Improved drug combinations to combat the antibiotics crisis

Kiel research team systematically investigates for the first time how existing antibiotics can be combined most effectively

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), antibiotic-resistant pathogens could soon become one of the most dramatic threats to public health. While the arsenal of effective antibacterial drugs shrinks further, the development of new drugs is occurring at a far too slow pace. In addition, the rapid evolution of antibiotic resistance will most likely make the new drugs ineffective within short time periods. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)