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Re-engineered antibiotic could combat drug-resistant bacteria

New York (IANS): US scientists have created a promising second-generation antibiotic to combat bacteria that are a common cause of respiratory and other infections, including the sexually transmitted gonorrhoea disease.

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Promising class of antibiotics discovered for treatment of drug-resistant TB

Washington: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB). The drugs increased survival of mice infected with TB and were effective against drug-resistant strains of TB. St Jude led the international research effort, results of which appear in the journal Nature Medicine.

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