New Antibiotic Teixobactin Offers Hope Against Drug-Resistant Illnesses

January 9, 2015 7:38 AM

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A new antibiotic known as Teixobactin made by Eleftheria terrae could be the new antibiotic that's won't lose a battle against dangerous infections, unlike the medical epidemic of bacterial resistance for a growing number of once treatable illnesses.

Director of the Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, worked to bind the bacterial proteins that are essential for the microbe involved in the antibiotic. Though Lewis reiterates that many bacteria adapt themselves to drugs and develop avoidance, he's ho...

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