Antibiotics Teixobactin breakthrough at University of Lincoln


Scientists at the University of Lincoln have made a breakthrough with a potential new antibiotic capable of tackling drug resistant bacteria. A team led by Dr Ishwar Singh, a specialist in novel drug design from Lincoln’s School of Pharmacy, successfully produced two synthetic derivatives of teixobactin. The discovery of teixobactin last year by US researchers was called a possible game changer in the ongoing battle to develop drug resistant antibiotics. Dr Singh, 39, grew up in Uttar Pradesh and went to the University of Delhi before moving to the UK. He explained the work of his team in tackling an…

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