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By Chardelle Prevatt – April 28, 2017 Antibiotics are drugs that either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Therefore, antibiotics are used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. In the midst of growing concerns over antibiotic resistance, a new study has revealed the first steps in the biosynthesis of kanosamine—a known antibiotic and antifungal […]
By Chris Dall Early last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a list of 12 priority pathogens for which new antibiotics are urgently needed. The list was dominated by gram-negative bacteria, which have become resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics. Although gram-negative bacteria have emerged as a major public health threat in part […]
A team of scientists from the University of Manitoba created a hybrid antibiotic by tying together two different antibiotics with a molecular “rope.”