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Researchers are looking 59 million years into the past for a solution to the problem of antibiotic resistance, reports New Scientist's Wendy Zukerman. The antimicrobial agent that researchers are now experimenting with was last seen on Earth when the planet was recovering from the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs, Zukerman says. It is, apparently, still strong enough to destroy some modern pathogens that have seemed invincible.

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