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New Antibiotic Kills TB, MRSA Without Building Resistance

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Researchers published findings on teixobactin on Wednesday. The compound might hail a new line of antibiotics to which bacteria have trouble adapting. Follow Cliff Judy: http://www.twitter.com/CliffJudy See more at http://www.newsy.com Sources: Nature http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14098.html Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/worker-observes-white-rats-at-an-animal-laboratory-of-a-news-photo/79809871 CBS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuSoiWcckgc Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZt6q2uwM2g Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/variety-of-bacterial-cultures-grow-in-petri-dishes-at-news-photo/905453 The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/01/07/new-class-of-antibiotic-found-in-dirt-could-prove-resistant-to-resistance/ Image via: NIAID / CC BY 2.0
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Juan Espinoza (1 year ago)
It certainly demonstrates potential, both good and bad. It is my earnest hope that people do not abuse it. Individuals administrating this antibiotic should do so in the correct manner. This could be the death of us. I wonder what the CDC thinks about this drug.
u235u235u235 (2 years ago)
key word is MAY. never underestimate the power of the word "may."
Daniel P. Villaseñor (3 years ago)
Technology will save the humanity. Good way to discover it with the ichip
StinkFingerr (3 years ago)
Cautionary notes notwithstanding,this is actually wonderful news.
Andrew Simpson (3 years ago)
Interesting and not in a good way ... what IS the catch though.
Andrew Simpson (3 years ago)
This must be related to the earth samples taken from caves that have been being studied/taken worldwide for the last few years.

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