Mucus that protects fish contains substances that could help tackle MRSA and E coli
Fish slime could be key to the development of new antibiotics, researchers say.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing danger, with experts warning of a return to a situation where everyday infections could become life-threatening. The NHS is aiming to cut antibiotic use by 15% by 2024 in a bid to tackle the problem – which has been called a danger to humanity – while the government has also announced it is looking into offering incentives to drug companies to come up with new antibiotics.
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