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Drug resistance revives research in shunned antibiotic

Drug resistance revives research in shunned antibiotic

Updated 25 April 2014, 7:42 AEST

Researchers in Australia are hoping to combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance by looking to the past.

They're developing a type of antibiotic which has previously been shunned because it's potentially toxic.

It's a sign of how desperate things have become as antibiotic resistance becomes increasingly common.

Presenter: Simon Lauder

Speaker: Professor Jian Li, lead researcher, Monash University; Peter Collignon, Professor of infectious diseases, Australian National University

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