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New Type Of Antibiotics Could Help Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

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  • New type of antibiotic, based on a toxin produced by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
  • It’s a breakthrough because most other new antibiotics are derived from existing drugs.
  • Molecules derived from the toxin were found to be capable of killing other bacteria present in our body.
  • First tests have shown no toxicity to animal and human cells, and targeted bacteria show no signs of resistance.
  • It’s still very early, but clinical trials in humans are already being planned.

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