The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday awarded more than $14 million to 34 groups to develop new approaches to combatting antibiotic resistance. Some of the grants, part of CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative, will be directed at research on how microorganisms already present in the human body may be used to predict and prevent new infections.“Understanding the role the microbiome plays in antibiotic-resistant infections is necessary to protect the public’s health,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D. “We think it is key to innovative approaches to combat antibiotic resistance, protect patients, and improve antibiotic use.” For a list of the awardees, see the CDC news release.