- Evolution of microbes means it is necessary to find new drugs to battle them
- The Ancientbiotics team is compiling a database of medieval medical recipes
- One recipe turned out to be a potent antistaphylococcal agent
For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the "Dark Ages," which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by science or reason.