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A Secret Weapon in the War Against Antibiotic Resistance?

Drug-resistant infections are a major threat to global health, raising the real possibility of a return to the pre-antibiotic age, when everyday infections could be life-threatening. With 750,000 people already dying from drug-resistant infections every year, it’s no surprise that researchers are racing to discover new antibiotics that can target these “superbugs.”

Scientist have long been aware that cannabis (like many other plants) contains compounds that can kill bacteria on contact, but a new study suggests that one such compound – cannabigerol (CBG) – can fight drug-resistant infections inside a living organism.

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Charlotte Barker

After studying biology at Imperial College London, I got my start in biomedical publishing as a commissioning editor for healthcare journals, and have spent my career covering everything from early-stage research to clinical medicine. I joined Texere Publishing in 2014, attracted by the creativity, talent and passion of the team. As Editor of The Analytical Scientist, I help scientists share their stories in vibrant and engaging content that reflects their passion and hard work.

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