Dragons -- Komodo dragons, that is -- might actually save us all.
Engineered antimicrobial peptides effective in killing strains of bacteria resistant to most antibiotics.
Researchers have uncovered two cases of U.S. patients with bacteria carrying the antibiotic-resistance mcr-1 gene. This is giving rise to fears of "superbugs" that even the developed world will find almost impossible to combat.
Remedies from the Dark Ages certainly don't sound like trustworthy things. After all, they are from a time when healers slapped leeches on their patients and walked around warding off "evil smells," which were thought to be the root of infection. However, one potion has survived that may even help patients today, even overcoming resilient superbugs that antibiotics can no longer handle.