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New Antibacterial Molecule Discovered

New Antibacterial Molecule Discovered:

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, recently discovered a new antibacterial molecule — IITR00693, that could help fight against drug-resistant infections.

  • IITR00693 is a novel antibacterial small molecule.
  • It has shown potent antibacterial activity against a wide range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including some of the most problematic drug-resistant strains.
  • IITR00693 acts like a dual sword; it not only strikes down the most stubborn bacteria but also prevents the emergence of resistance, ensuring that it remains effective for generations to come.
  • It enhances the activity of antibiotics that are used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
  • It potentiates the activity of polymyxins against two notorious multidrug-resistant skin-infecting pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.