Vancomyin re-designed with potential to be more potent

Source: BBC News 30 May 2017

The BBC report that scientists in the US have re-designed vancomycin to increase the strength and durability of the drug.   It is yet to be tested in animals and people but laboratory tests showed the drug was effective against VRE and didn’t lose potency after 50 rounds of exposure to the bacterium.

Original report from Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA.



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