New bacteria-killing antibiotic discovered in major breakthrough

Microbiologist Brian Conlon and Professor Tim Foster from Trinity’s microbiology department talk to Dylan Lynch about the recent discovery of the world’s first antibiotic in 30 years.

Science HeaderEver since the accidental discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in the basement of St Mary’s Hospital, London, antibiotics have become a core defense against bacterial infections. Mass production began in the early 1940s, primarily due to war efforts which …