Malacidins: a new antibiotic against MRSA

Researchers from the Rockefeller University in New York city (USA) discovered a new family of antibiotic that the team called 'malacidins' when analysis bacteria from the soil to discover new natural products (made by cultured bacteria).

This family of compounds kills many pathogen, including MRSA (Methicillin-resistance Staphyllococus Aureus), which is very difficult to treat nowadays, as show in a rat model of wound for MRSA. A new hope for patients? 

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The NAREB project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 604237.