THE ANTIBIOTIC HUNTERS
43' | English & French versions | HD
Scientists are scouring the most remote corners of our planet in search of new antibiotics. We have used and abused the existing drugs to such an extent that their future, and ours, now lie in novel compounds that could make new families of antibiotics.
The majority of antibiotics are derived from microorganisms, primarily bacteria and fungi in soil. We essentially use drugs created from bacteria, to fight bacteria. But we’ve thoroughly mined the easy sources, so scientists are now combing through ice caves, dredging deep ocean trenches, collecting crocodile blood and the fur of sloths – all to find rare and exotic bacteria with which to create new antibiotics.
Produced by: Dreamfilm Productions
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