New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

Antibiotic resistance threatens humanity even as superbugs are discovered in places like pig farms. But a recent discovery offers new hope. A Rockefeller University-led team of scientists found a new family of antibiotics in dirt, the BBC reported. The researchers hope the natural compounds could be used to fight infections that are difficult to treat.[...]

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt

The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from BBC News

Genetic study of soil organisms reveals new family of antibiotics

A team of researchers at Rockefeller University has discovered a new family of antibiotics by conducting a genetic study of a wide range of soil microorganism antibiotics. In their paper published ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Antibiotic hunters hit pay dirt

The solution to antibiotic resistance could come from soil. Paul Biegler reports.

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Genetic screen of soil microbes uncovers novel antibiotics

Method could help researchers discover new natural products from hard-to-culture microorganisms

Thu 15 Feb 18 from CandEN

Scientists find promising new antibiotic in the soil

Digging gold from dirt.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from ZME Science

Soil search unearths new class of antibiotics

Malacidins have a novel mode of action and can kill MRSA

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Chemistry World

New family of antibiotics discovered in soil offers hope

Antibiotic resistance threatens humanity even as superbugs are discovered in places like pig farms. But a recent discovery offers new hope. A Rockefeller University-led team of scientists found ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Inhabitat

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