TEIXOBACTIN: OUR NEWEST ALLY AGAINST DISEASES?
As diseases are evolving constantly, antibiotics that work on newer strains are getting fewer and fewer. One day, our current antibiotics might not even work anymore, which is why a discovery of a new antibiotic like Teixobactin is a big thing. Despite human trials being a few years away, the antibiotic has shown remarkable capabilities in combating drug resistant diseases like MRSA and TB. Initially, researchers feared that the antibiotic might be too effective; possibly killing both healthy and diseased cells indiscriminately. However tests on laboratory animals have shown that the antibiotics are discerning enough on what they attack that those fears were misguided. With tests on-going, it might prove to be versatile enough that it could one day save your life.