Novel Bacteria Fighter Unearthed

January 8, 2015 11:27 PM

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Novel Bacteria Fighter Unearthed

Antibiotics: Uncultured bacteria yield teixobactin, a pathogen killer which evades detectable resistance

An antibacterial compound with a novel structure and mechanism of action has been identified, isolated, and tested in mice. If the compound, known as teixobactin, makes it through clinical trials, it will represent the first new class of antibiotic to be discovered in a decade.

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