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McMaster Researchers Discover New Way to Find Antibiotics in Dirt

Researchers at McMaster have designed a new way to rapidly identify antibiotics hidden in common dirt.


Their method, published today in Nature Biotechnology, may help guide drug discovery by allowing researchers to reassess the potential of bacteria that have already been mined for rare or new compounds with antibiotic activity. The goal is to develop the medicines in response to the current global antimicrobial resistance crisis.


Read more in McMaster News.