$17.1 Million Prize for Solving Antibiotic Resistance

7 Jul, 2014


A prize originally awarded to the solvers of a problem that had plagued sailors since the dawn of history is now being offered to the scientists, researchers, or rank amateurs who can steer mankind through the increasingly treacherous shoals of multidrug-resistant bacteria.

The Longitude Prize 2014 challenges scientific professionals, backyard tinkerers, students, and entrepreneurs alike to come up with the solution to a simple but crucially important question: How can we prevent the continued rise of resistance to antibiotics?…

Read more: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/828309