USA – New AI-created antibiotic can kill many antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The team say that in tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known antibiotics, as well as clearing infections in two different mouse models.

The computer model used is designed to pick out potential antibiotics that kill bacteria using different mechanisms than those of existing drugs, and can screen more than a hundred million chemical compounds in a matter of days…