Drug-resistant bacteria no match for…clay from Canada?

More media outlets including Popular Science and Shape featured a UBC study that showed an ancient clay used by B.C. First Nations was effective against antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.

The clay was tested against one group of bacteria in particular–ESKAPE–which causes infections that are “essentially untreatable and contribute to increasing mortality in hospitals,” said co-author and UBC microbiologist Julian Davies.