Two non-antibiotic drugs could be the answer to antibiotic resistance

One is a natural remedy and the other is an antipsychotic

Reducing the use of antibiotics will not be enough to reverse the growing prevalence of antibiotic resistance, scientists say.

resistant bacteria

That’s because bacteria are able to quickly share the ability to fight antibiotics by swapping genes between species and then maintaining their resistance even in the absence of antibiotics.

However, a team of biomedical engineers from Duke University in the US say there are ways to disrupt this process, known as conjugation, and perhaps even reverse antibiotic resistance.

Writing in the journal Nature Communications, they say there are