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    Default New 'Trojan Horse' Antibiotics Promising

    James Gallagher
    October 26 2018

    Scientists say they have engineered a new antibiotic that appears promising in early clinical trials. The drug, made by Shionogi Inc, acts like the Trojan horse in Greek legend to trick bacteria into allowing it to enter.
    Trials on 448 people with a kidney or urinary tract infection suggested the drug was as effective as current treatments.
    Experts said the findings were an encouraging development.

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    Default Re: New 'Trojan Horse' Antibiotics Promising

    So, "more trials are needed"... and once we actually have a new, long-awaited antibiotic that indeed proves to be both safe and effective, how long before it too creates resistance?
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