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Singapore joins global fight against antibiotic resistance

Tie-up with MIT taps century-old science in key research to tackle pressing issue

Superbugs cultivated in a laboratory. The global spread of superbug infections is frightening, and the emergence of new resistance mechanisms and the spread of resistance to common infections are now a daily reality for us all, says the writer.
Superbugs cultivated in a laboratory. The global spread of superbug infections is frightening, and the emergence of new resistance mechanisms and the spread of resistance to common infections are now a daily reality for us all, says the writer. PHOTO: CSIC COMMUNICATION
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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2019, with the headline Singapore joins global fight against antibiotic resistance. Subscribe