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New antibiotic discovered

Researchers from the US and Germany have discovered a new type of antibiotic. It is the first time in approximately 30 years, that a new antibiotic has been found. The new antibiotic was discovered in a bacterium but until now it was not possible to produce it. The bacterium is found in the soil and is called teixcobactin. It was not known that this type of bacterium could produce an antibiotic. Trials in mice showed that the antibiotic is very effective against bacteria, among which the…

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