Purdue University taking on "critical situation" with antibiotic

Purdue University taking on "critical situation" with antibiotic research.

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The world is starting to run out of antibiotics, but researchers are working to keep that from happening.

Dr. Mohammed Saleem, with Purdue University, calls this is a "critical situation." Saleem and his team are conducting research with more than 4,000 approved drugs to see how many may be able to treat antibiotic-resistant infections.

The World Health Organization predicts that death rates from drug-resistant infections will rise from 700,000 per year to 10 million worldwide by 2050. Since antimicrobial resistance is becoming a global health emergency, he tells ag web dot com that he hopes his academic study will provide some answers.

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