Credit: CDC/Dr. Ray Butler
Revolutionary New Antibiotic Kills Drug-Resistant Germs
Scientists haveِ discovered a newِ class ofِ antibiotics thatِ canِ kill a wide range ofِ dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.
Moreover, inِ lab experiments, bacteria didn’tِ develop resistance toِ theِ newِ drug, called teixobactin, andِ in fact mayِ need severalِ decades toِ doِ so becauseِ of theِ drug’s special mode ofِ action, theِ researchers said.
Existing methods forِ isolating promising compounds fromِ bacterial cultures oftenِ turn upِ onlyِ the types ofِ antibiotics alreadyِ in use, according toِ theِ study.