Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

Source: BBC

US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world’s most threatening superbugs.

Their new version of vancomycin is designed to be ultra-tough and appears to be a thousand times more potent than the old drug, PNAS journal reports.

It fights bacteria in three different ways, making it much less likely that the bugs can dodge the attack.

It is yet to be tested in animals and people, however.

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