This HND piece describes something that is all too rare these days: A shining example of great science.
With the media chock full of junk science on matters ranging from climate change to this week's new food or chemical scare, the brilliant research of Kim Lewis and associates, in isolating an antibiotic that does not seem to induce resistance, is quite exciting. His group calls this potential miracle drug Teixobactin.
The key to Lewis' discovery is a device they call an ichip, which lets them culture bacteria that previously could not be grown in vitro. It is likely that other wonderful discoveries will emerge via this same method.
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