Health and Wellness : Antibiotic Found in Sea Mud

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    New antibiotic discovered in ocean mud

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    Researchers discovered a new antibiotic in a very unlikely place: mud. Specifically, in bacteria found in mud from the Pacific Ocean. Discovering completely new antibiotics is rare, but great news for anyone fighting drug-resistant superbugs. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is becoming a greater risk every year, and the Infectious Disease Society of America says development of new antibiotics is too slow. This new compound is a welcome discovery, as it has a new and unique chemical structure. Initial testing of the stuff shows it's extremely effective against anthrax and MRSA. The discovery also means there's huge potential for new materials to be found in the still-largely-unexplored ocean. Wonder what else we'll find down there. — By Nick Mangione [Source]
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    Side comment here, but anyway, it is funny how people want to try to crack the mystery of the universe and there are still so many mysteries left to crack on this planet.
     
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    That's a pretty interesting find. It's also a great reason for preserving natural systems.
     
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    I think we will see more of this because we are literally running out of antibiotics





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