Science News 2014(English)

Drugs don't work: Exploring the mystery of multidrug-resistant bacteria

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Running Time : 5minutes

Japanese edition has been published in Jul 31, 2014


The most effective means available against bacterial infectious diseases is the administration of antibacterial drugs that kill or inactivate the bacteria. When so many of these drugs are overprescribed, however, bacteria that have developed a resistance to a number of such drugs will likely emerge.
Just how widespread are these multidrug-resistant bacteria? And will medical researchers be able to produce new drugs that can control them?


Taro Urase(Professor, School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Technology),
Yasumitsu Sakamoto(Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Iwate Medical University)