Northeastern University researchers may have created the next generation of antibiotics
Boston Magazine - 01/08/2015
Antibiotics are overprescribed, and there’s been a highly publicized rise of infections that are resistant to the antibiotics we currently have in use. But researchers at Northeastern University may have just found what some scientists are calling a “game changing” discovery.
Northeastern University Distinguished Professor and the study’s lead author, Kim Lewis, says that pathogens’ resistance to antibiotics has put these microscopic organisms one step ahead of the scientists working to eradicate the problem, which is causing a public health crisis. But in the new research, Lewis and his team have discovered a new antibiotic that actually eliminates these pesky pathogens without resistance—so far.