“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