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  • 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.”

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