Good News! Researcher Say New Antibiotic Kills TB, MRSA Without Building Resistance

January 9, 2015 8:54 AM

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*(Via Newsy) – Researchers believe they may have found an antibiotic that kills off even the toughest strains of bacteria without allowing that bacteria to build up a resistance. In a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers introduced teixobactin.

Drug-resistant tuberculosis and even MRSA you see here died off at a rate so effective researchers figured the new compound was toxic and wouldn’t make for a useful drug when they tested it on mice. One even said he figured this was just another boring molecule.

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