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The hunt for antibacterials: Is Wales the 'new Amazon'?

What do tea, beer, honey and marine sponges have in common?

They are all among the natural products Welsh scientists are targeting in the hunt for sources of new antimicrobials.

With increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, the need to find new agents to tackle dangerous pathogens - many of them in hospitals - is acute.

Cardiff University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science believes Wales could be the new Amazon when it comes for cure prospectors.

Story by Max Evans

Editing by Philip John

  • 06 May 2016
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