• With antibiotic resistance constantly on the rise, scientists have been looking into new ways of defending our bodies against disease-causing pathogens.
  • Most of our antibiotics are derived from the ground but, as an international research team recently discovered, insects may be an overlooked source of treatments for various diseases.
  • Though the drug will have to undergo rigorous testing before being marketed to the public, the team has already developed an antibiotic using insects called cyphomycin.

 

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