Microbe Found in Grassy Field Contains Powerful Antibiotic

Microbe Found in Grassy Field Contains Powerful Antibiotic

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antibiotic-microbe-by WilliamFowle-NortheasternUniversity

“A team of researchers in Boston has eagerly exhumed and reburied dirt as a part of a strategy to access an untapped source of new antibiotics,” the outdoor microbes that refuse to grow in laboratories.

Now, their technique has yielded a promising lead: a previously unknown bacterium that holds promise for killing infection.

If the drug makes it through clinical trials, it would be a much needed weapon against several increasingly hard-to-treat infections.

(READ the story from Sciencemag)

Story tip from Joel Arellano

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