A new compound fights drug-resistant bacteria

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Sifting through South African soil samples, scientists at Merck Research Laboratories found a new compound called platensimycin. It is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other multiple-drug-resistant bacteria, thus representing an entirely new class of antibiotic.

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