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Soils for Science

It’s time to get your hands dirty and save lives at the same time. Not all heroes wear capes.

Soils for Science are seeking 100,000 samples from all across Queensland to help fast-track the discovery of new antibiotics.

Saving the world doesn’t even have to cost a thing. Spearheaded by The University of Queensland, you can order online free sampling kits with prepaid return.

📷: Soils for Science

Getting to the important stuff now. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is increasing, so we need new antibiotics to keep up and fight it.

“Antibiotics make possible many medical procedures we take for granted […]. “Over the years, nature has given us many valuable medicines, including most of the antibiotics we use today - but with these antibiotics becoming increasingly resistant to even last-resort treatments, we urgently need new leads”, said Project Manager Dr Zeinab Khalil.

Maybe your untapped potential is in your backyard, not singing skills.

📷: Soils for Science

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