Promising Antibiotic on the Horizon!

Teixobactin – Never heard of it? It might become a common household name such as vancomycin and Zosyn in the near future based on promising findings published in Nature this week. Using samples from dirt and novel techniques, Teixobactin was isolated. The authors described how successful the antibiotic was against MRSA and drug resistant TB in cell cultures and mice and without signs that the bacteria would develop resistance. Check out a summary from The Washington Post and the Nature article itself!

“New class of antibiotic found in dirt could foil resistant bacteria strains
The new antibiotic could be used for decades against MRSA and drug-resistant TB before they get wise.”

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