The lack of antibiotic discovery over the last few decades could be over after US scientists have a breakthrough.
Their new method for growing bacteria has yielded 25 new antibiotics, one believed to be very promising.
The last new group of antibiotics to make it to clinic was found nearly 30 years ago.
The prime of antibiotic discovery was in the 1950s and 1960s, but nothing created since 1987 has made it in to doctor’s hands.
Microbes have become incredibly resistant since then and the extensively drug resistant tuberculosis ignores almost everything medicine can throw at it.
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