'Mykrobe Predictor' Pinpoints the Causes of Drug Resistance

By: Michael Hemsworth - Dec 24, 2015
References: ox.ac.uk & gizmag
While the causes of drug resistance are unknown to many, the development of the 'Mykrobe Predictor' software by researchers at the University of Oxford is looking to shed light on the phenomenon. The 'Mykrobe Predictor' software uses DNA processing technology to quickly predict what antibiotic will be most appropriate for an individual patient rather than simply prescribing a one size fits all drug.

The 'Mykrobe Predictor' program is currently being trialled in three hospitals in the United Kingdom where patients are being treated in a more aggressive manner to help get to the root causes of drug resistance. With a high percentage of effectiveness at spotting who would be resistant to certain treatments, the 'Mykrobe Predictor' software could help revolutionize healthcare in the future.