Teixobactin and the hope it represents for fighting antibiotic resistance
Los Angeles Times - 07/11/2016
And then there’s teixobactin, a still-experimental drug that may herald a new era of antibiotic discovery. A team of researchers at Northeastern University’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center reportedlast year in the journal Nature that they had discovered a compound in soil unlike any found before.
Teixobactin was highly effective in killing such common bacterial troublemakers as Clostridium difficile, Mycobacterium tuberculosis andStaphylococcus aureus, wrote a team led by Kim Lewis, the center’s director. A Nature editorial dubbed it “an irresistible newcomer.”