Professor Miguel Castanho - The problem of super bacteria in the very near future
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day was celebrated on 18 November and Visão magazine did not let this date be forgotten, publishing a subject of great sensitivity: abuse in the use of antibiotics.
The uncontrolled intake of antibiotics will translate into the genetic alteration of bacteria, making them multiresistant, which, according to the experts' predictions, in 2050 will be the main cause of death, surpassing cancer.
The resistance phenomenon is natural because, as living organisms, bacteria also have the ability to adapt. The problem is that abuse of antibiotics intake accelerates this process.
According to Miguel Castanho, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon and Researcher at the Institute of Molecular Medicine "It is a serious problem. There is an exponential increase in super bacteria".
The Professor conducts a project related to the development of antibiotics that exert an action different from the existing one on the bacteria, and he leads an international consortium whose main objective is to find a new generation of antibiotics that can eliminate bacteria that are, at present, invincible.
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