Lethbridge College researchers identify possible solution to antibiotics crisis

A team of microbiologists at Lethbridge College has made breakthroughs in what they call an antibiotics crisis. With infectious disease on the minds of many, some people have become immune to treatment. Since 2016 these researchers have been working on the development of new antibiotics by testing plants native to Alberta for antibiotic molecules.

“Because we are localized in Lethbridge and southern Alberta with these unique plants we think that we can have access to these unique molecules,” says microbiology senior research scientist Dr. Sophie Kern√©is “we’ve found a couple of candidates that are looking very promising”.

According to the World Health Organization, by 2050, 10 million deaths may occur annually if new antibiotics aren’t developed to treat bacterial infections.

Ainsley O'Riley

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