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New antibiotic kills bugs without resistance

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic, teixobactin, that can kill serious infections in mice without encountering any detectable resistance, offering a potential new way to get ahead of dangerous evolving superbugs. Research

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Roche in $550m deal for superbug antibiotic

Swiss drugmaker Roche will pay up to 500 million Swiss francs ($548 million) for an experimental antibiotic, marking a rare foray by a major pharmaceutical firm into the battle against so-called "superbug" infections found in hospitals

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'Superbugs' deemed urgent threats

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a diarrhea-causing superbug and a class of fast-growing killer bacteria dubbed a "nightmare" have been classified as urgent public health threats in the US.

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Short antibiotic courses ‘safer’

Short courses of antibiotics appear just as effective as longer ones – and a great deal safer – in treating respiratory infections that might cause pneumonia in children on temporary breathing devices, said a report. A study by Johns Hopki

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