Antibiotic resistance is leaving countless individuals worried about our future when it comes to modern medicine, as numerous bacteria aren’t able to be wiped out by our ‘life-saving’ antibiotics. But recent findings suggest that we should not be concerned. Scientists have reportedly come across what is being deemed a “potential game-changer” when it comes to wiping out antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The super-antibiotic capable of wiping out everything from MRSA to TB has been found lurking in soil. It may in fact be a new class of antibiotic that is actually resistant to resistance. Not only does the new compound kill deadly superbugs like TB and MRSA, but it makes it extremely difficult for pathogens to mutate and develop a resistance because of the way it destroys their cell wall. The drug also worked ‘exquisitely’ well against hard-to-treat bugs such as C. diff that damage the heart.
The new drug was discovered after British, German, and US scientists studied bacteria from a grassy field in Maine, US. Convinced that the soil held more secrets, researchers from Northeastern University in Boston created a device that allowed them to grow and study the bugs.
Of the 10,000 sorts of bacteria that grew, 25 pumped out substances that could potentially be used as antibiotics. And of these, teixobactin was the most promising.
In tests on mice, it killed a wide range of bacteria, including MRSA, C. diff, and TB. Importantly, it did all this without producing side-effects.
Teixobactinis is expected to be on the market as early as 2019.
Laura Piddock, professor of microbiology at Birmingham University, said the technique could be a ‘game-changer’ for discovering new antibiotics.
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The Issue of Antibiotic Resistance
For years, a pathogens ability to resist antibiotics has kept them one step ahead of researchers when it comes to developing antibiotics that are able to truly overcome bacteria. This antibiotic-resistance has left many wary of our current medical path as it could pose great issues in the near future.
In fact, a recently released report says that superbugs could claim 10 million lives each year as well as $100 trillion by 2050. Economist and head of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, Jim O’Neill says that the trend of growing infections resistant to drugs, which are already killing hundreds of thousands of people across the globe every year, is set to get worse unless we do something now.
“Drug-resistant infections already kill hundreds of thousands a year globally, and by 2050 that figure could be more than 10 million. The economic cost will also be significant, with the world economy being hit by up to 100 trillion US dollars (£63.6 trillion) by 2050 if we do not take action.
We cannot allow these projections to materialise for any of us, especially our fellow citizens in the Bric (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and Mint (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey) world, and our ambition is such that we will search for bold, clear and practical long term solutions.”
This alarming scenario – coupled with the fact there are hardly any new antibiotics in the pipeline – led the WHO recently to warn we are approaching a “post-antibiotic era” where people could die from ordinary infections and minor injuries.
There is no question that antibiotics have lent a helping hand in treating various ailments, but now this modern medicine is fueling an issue that was perhaps never considered before. Since their introduction, antibiotics have slowly been fueling the development of superbugs – bacteria that are completely resistant to our conventional treatments.
Hopefully we find a real solution soon.
5 thoughts on “New Antibiotic Hailed as ‘Game-Changer’ by Scientists”
“Teixo” definitely sounds like a Portuguese word you’d encounter in Brazil. Coincidence? Is one of the researchers from Brazil? Soil? Sounds like a job for ergotheonine. There is not the actual necessity, besides gouging, to alter a natural substance so it can become a patented stranglehold monopoly. Whatever it is, I doubt it’s more effective than garlic, which I recently used to resolve a painful infection in six days (44 cheap tablets) and no RX. I was chagrined later realizing that it would have resolved in 3 days had I taken garlic during sleep scheduled hours also.
Imagine what it will do to the rest of your natural gut bacteria???
Why on Earth will it take another 4 years before it’s on the market? That seems to be a rather long time considering they’re willing to develop vaccines in short periods of time and get them out to people. What I think is that they’d rather develop vaccines than life-saving drugs. Pharma companies are protected from litigation over vaccines, whereas they can be sued over a drug.
Well, we shouldn’t hold our breath for this new “miracle” drug to come to market. People should research alternatives which work very well already: high-quality colloidal silver (not silver salts or silver proteins–just pure CS with distilled water being the only other ingredient), garlic, oil of oregano, olive leaf extract, MMS, high-dose vitamin C, iodine, therapeutic enzymes, and others (also bioelectric frequency medicine like Rife technology). When these things are used in rotation, pathogens have a much harder time developing resistance to treatment. I would suggest that everyone have at least some of things in their home at all times and know how to use them.
Always being sufficient in all vitamins and minerals–in particular, selenium,
magnesium, vitamin D3, iodine, zinc, and vitamin C–is also extremely
important, so that the immune system has tools with which to fight off infections. Additionally, anytime anti-microbials are taken for extended periods (natural or pharmaceutical) it’s important to repopulate the gut with good bacteria via fermented foods or a high-quality, high-count probiotic.
Oh, and one other thing. An extremely helpful medical device to have at hand is a nebulizer. They can be purchased fairly inexpensively and you don’t really need a prescription (they can be purchased online without one). Nebulizers can be life savers, and you don’t even need prescription medicine to use in them. You can use colloidal silver or sodium bicarbonate or hydrogen peroxide in them for lung infections, providing you do the research and learn how to use these things properly. The most simple substance to use in a nebulizer is high-quality colloidal silver because you don’t have to learn how to dilute it. You just pour the liquid in the nebulizer cup and turn it on. You use the machine until the little cup is empty. Breathing as deeply as possible is best during at least some of the treatment, to ensure the medicine reaches the bottom parts of the lungs.
It’s *extremely* important that you buy pure colloidal silver that has only distilled water as the “other” ingredient. Silver salts and silver proteins can be dangerous and/or ineffective. There are many colloidal silvers on the market. I’ve personally used a product called Mesosilver for years and have nothing but praise for it. I bought a gallon and it lasted for at least 5 years (and that’s after giving away several bottles of it to friends). It’s so much cheaper to buy a gallon than to buy several small bottles of it over time, and it doesn’t “go bad” when properly stored (don’t let it freeze or get extremely hot). It’s even cheaper to buy a 5-gallon unit, but I don’t have need for that much because my household is small. Of course, if one is allergic to silver, then this anti-microbial isn’t an option. In that case, one would do well to research the use of sodium bicarbonate or hydrogen peroxide (or even magnesium chloride) in nebulizers.
The breathing apparatus (tube and mouth piece) should only be used by one person. If more than one person in the household should need to use the nebulizer then you’d need to buy separate breathing-apparatus kits for each person. The kit can be used more than once; you simply wash the mouth pieces and medicine cup very well and allow them to dry in-between uses. The tube should be hung up to allow drainage of any liquid that may accumulate in it during the treatment. It’s a good idea to buy back-up kits to have on hand.
Two words: COLLOIDAL SILVER!!!