Photo / Thinkstock One of the key science questions of our time is how to beat bacteria in an age where antibiotics are no longer effective. Much like the “peak oil” crisis, the “peak antibiotic” point has likely transpired and, as a society, we are hesitant to even speak about what the medical equivalent of the clean energy revolution will be. The outlook is both good and bad. The bad news is we can’t beat them. The good news is that beating bacteria is not our only option. Bacterial cells out number the human cells in a healthy body by 10 to one. With a greater understanding of their role in our bodies, we will be able to harness their power to treat disease and promote good health. Recent studies...Read more

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