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Could ants tackle the 'antibiotic apocalypse'?

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So what about novel treatments? The encouraging thing is that we did come across a number of different approaches to fighting the threat of antibiotic resistance that were promising. One of the oldest approaches, which in the West is only now coming back into fashion, is the use of viruses to attack bacteria. Just as we are prone to viral infections, such as the common cold, so are bacteria. The viruses that infect and kill bacteria are known as bacteriophages or phages. It's been estimated there are more than 10 million trillion trillion phages around, which is more than...

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