Forgotten Antibiotic Octapeptin Offers Hope against Drug Resistant Bacteria

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News An old antibiotic called octapeptin could help develop new drugs against extensively drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. “Our study … Continue reading Forgotten Antibiotic Octapeptin Offers Hope against Drug Resistant Bacteria

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Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

Two species of fungus isolated from a highly toxic mine pit in Montana have been thrown together in the lab with unexpected results – the duo teamed up to synthesise … Continue reading Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

China is about to change the way it uses a last-resort antibiotic for the better—but it’s too late

China is about to make a major change to how it uses a last-resort antibiotic called colistin. As part of its efforts against antibiotic overuse, a global problem that has … Continue reading China is about to change the way it uses a last-resort antibiotic for the better—but it’s too late

Scientists just announced our best shot at ending antibiotic resistance to date 

Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of bacteria at once, making it one of the most promising advances we’ve had to date in the … Continue reading Scientists just announced our best shot at ending antibiotic resistance to date