Promising Antibiotic Discovered in Microbial ‘Dark Matter’

January 8, 2015 4:14 AM

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Promising Antibiotic Discovered in Microbial ‘Dark Matter’

Potential drug kills pathogens such as MRSA — and was discovered by mining 'unculturable' bacteria.

An antibiotic with the ability to vanquish drug-resistant pathogens has been discovered — through a soil bacterium found just beneath the surface of a grassy field in Maine. Although the new antibiotic has yet to be tested in people, there are signs that pathogens will be slow to evolve resistance t...

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