Modified arylomycin found to be effective against drug-resistant bacteria

By Dr. Mercola Today, many are so used to the idea an antibiotic can cure almost any infection, few consider the possibility this remedy may soon no longer be an option. Antibiotics have increased human life span by nearly a decade and certain conditions could simply not be treated without them.1 In many ways, modern medicine is built on a foundation of antibiotics. It is now severely threatened, however, by the emergence and phenomenal growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Prior to the development of antibiotics, half of the world's population died from infections. The reality is antibiotic-resistant microbes have now become a major threat to public health worldwide. According to the British Office of National Statistics, for the first time life expectancy in the U.K. has dropped as the result of antibiotic resistance.2 This is a man-made epidemic triggered by the widespread misuse of antibiotics.3 In the U.S., resistant pathogens are conservatively estimated to cause at least 2 million infections annuall

Modified arylomycin found to be effective against drug-resistant bacteria

A team of researchers working at Genentech with assistance from groups at RQx Pharmaceuticals and Wuxi AppTec has modified an arylomycin in a way that makes it effective against many drug-resistant ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Phys.org

A new antibiotic uses sneaky tactics to kill drug-resistant superbugs

Scientists have developed a molecule that kills off bacteria that are resistant to existing antibiotics.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from ScienceNews

Genentech antibiotic quells resistance

Modified arylomycin combines high potency with new mechanism of action

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Chemistry World

Aryl compound attacks Gram-negative bacteria in a new way

Genentech reports molecule that targets a novel residue in a key housekeeping enzyme in bacteria

Wed 12 Sep 18 from CandEN

Catheters Are Spreading Superbugs

By Dr. Mercola Today, many are so used to the idea an antibiotic can cure almost any infection, few consider the possibility this remedy may soon no longer be an option. Antibiotics have increased ...

Wed 19 Sep 18 from Mercola

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