‘Predatory Bacteria’ Might Be Enlisted In Defense Against Antibiotic Resistance

(By Richard Harris for NPR)

Here’s a bold idea to fight back against bacteria that can’t be stopped by antibiotics: Go after them with germ-eating microbes. That reasoning lies behind an intriguing line of research that might also be put to use in the event of a germ-warfare attack.

It might seem strange to think of microbe-eating microbes, but “actually they’re found in almost every ecosystem on Earth,” says Brad Ringeisen, deputy director of the Biological Technologies Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Continue reading article here…

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