“Old antibiotic compounds could become tomorrow’s life-saving drugs”
“As the fight against drug-resistant infections continues in labs around the world, MRC-funded scientists are looking back in time at previously discarded chemical compounds to see if any could be developed for new antibiotics.
In new research funded by the MRC, University of Leeds biological scientists and chemists are re-examining old compounds and applying advances in science and technology to see whether they could still hold the key to a future drug to combat increasingly resistant bacteria.
There is an urgent need to discover new ways to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the scientific community is leaving no stone unturned in its search for new antibiotics. This includes revisiting chemical compounds that were once shelved.”
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