FIU scientists discover new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(Florida International University) Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine are part of an international team that has discovered a new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic. Arsinothricin is a natural product made by soil bacteria. The study is published in Nature's Communication Biology.

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