Portuguese scientists discover new antibiotic against anthrax

in News · 29-11-2018 09:54:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese scientists have discovered a new sugar-based antibiotic that kills the bacteria found in infections such as anthrax.

The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications this week, were released in a statement by Lisbon University’s Faculty of Sciences. The team, which includes masters and PhD students, has discovered new compounds derived from sugars that kill the Bacillus bacteria by destroying the cell membrane.


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