Scientists from the Polytechnic University of Virginia have discovered a new type of antibiotics. Work on its structure will help in the fight against resistant bacteria, e.g., Staphylococcus aureus, says NDTV.
Found a group of antibiotics is very different from existing drugs. The secret lies in iridia, metal, part of antibiotic. He refers to the group of transitional connections. Substance iridium is difficult to destroy any bacteria, it is essential for the delivery of antibiotic to the infected area.
While scientists have conducted tests on laboratory rats and received positive results. The antibiotic was effective and safe. In the experiment with cell lines of human rights in laboratory conditions were obtained similar results. Now the drug is in test phase.