Antibiotics: US discovery labelled ‘game-changer’ for medicine

Tests on teixobactin showed it was toxic to bacteria, but not mammalian tissues, and could clear a deadly dose of MRSA in tests on mice.
Human tests are now needed.
The researchers also believe that bacteria are unlikely to develop resistance to teixobactin.
It targets fats which are essential for building the bacterial cell wall, and the scientists argue it would be difficult to evolve resistance.


via BBC News – Antibiotics: US discovery labelled ‘game-changer’ for medicine.