Ramizol could help save lives lost to antibiotic resistant gut bacteria
A new antibiotic to treat a deadly drug resistant gut bacteria - interesting science news

Clostridium difficile infection is a deadly infection, which is most commonly seen in patients who usually take antibiotics for a long duration. The bad news is that this bacteria is becoming resistant to several antibiotics now.

How, now scientists are developing a new antibiotic called Ramizol. This antibiotic when tested in hamsters along with a lethal dose of bacteria, a large proportion of hamsters survived proving its effectiveness.

Ramizol when tested in rats did not result in any serious side-effects like weight loss. Further, Ramizol has low cost of production and this would a wonderful addition in the arsenal against out fight against Clostridium difficile.

Read the full story: Flinders University (via ScienceDaily)
Scientific publication: Scientific Reports


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