Thursday, 8 January 2015

medicine from dirt

A possible new class of antibiotics has been discovered: if this pans out, it will be fantastic news.

But I’m skeptical of one claim:
The researchers also believe that bacteria are unlikely to develop resistance to teixobactin. It targets fats which are essential for building the bacterial cell wall, and the scientists argue it would be difficult to evolve resistance. 
Evolution eats the “difficult” for breakfast.

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