Yeast Could Be A Weapon In Battle Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria




By Tom Bawden in iNews.


The battle against drug-resistant superbugs has received a major boost after scientists created antibiotics from yeast. Researchers from Imperial College London were able to re-engineer yeast cells to produce penicillin – raising hopes that similar techniques could be used to create other, new kinds of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs that bacteria are not resistant to. Superbugs The rise of drug-resistant superbugs has brought a real urgency to our search for new antibiotics, according to Imperial College’s Dr Tom Ellis.

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