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Antibiotics

An irresistible newcomer

A screen of 10,000 bacterial strains, cultured in their normal soil, has uncovered an antibiotic with broad and potent activity. And because the compound targets lipid molecules, developing resistance is probably difficult. See Article p.455

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Figure 1: Pathway to a new antibiotic.

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Wright, G. An irresistible newcomer. Nature 517, 442–444 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14193

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