A giant leap for medicine ?

Research has possibly discovered the next antibiotic line. It claims a new antibiotic could hit the marker in around five years to treat various stubborn infections.

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The discovery of Teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered.

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor | The Telegraph — Jan 07, 2015

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.

Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within five years.

But more importantly it could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered.

Continue reading: The Telegraph

 
Anyone who has had the pleasure of taking Vancomycin(derived in ’53 from soil in Borneo jungle) knows the scary part of antibiotics. What if it doesn’t work? Well, then you have a problem. So this gives a lot of new hope for new antibiotics.

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