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  • CBS News: New drug beats antibiotic-resistant bugs

    CBS News - 01/07/2015

    Today’s research offers a one-two punch in the search for new antibiotics: a different way of finding them and the discovery of one: Teixobactin, that makes antibiotic resistance unlikely.

    “My guess is that if resistance is going to develop against Teixobactin, it will take more than 30 years for that to occur,” said Kim Lewis, who led a team of scientists at Northeastern University.

    Overuse of antibiotics has led to infection with drug-resistant bacteria in at least 2 million Americans a year, killing at least 23,000.

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