New antibiotic could help avert looming health crisis

The discovery of a new antibiotic has brought fresh hope that a looming health crisis caused by drug resistant infections can be avoided. Called teixobactin, it is the result of a private public collaboration involving universities in the US and Germany, and the US biotech company NovoBiotic pharmaceuticals. Andrew Ward, pharmaceuticals correspondent, talks to Clive Cookson, science editor, about the discovery.

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