June 6, 2023



New superbug-killing antibiotic discovered using AI

BBC News

By James Gallagher

May 25, 2023

Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover a new antibiotic that can kill a deadly species of superbug.

The AI helped narrow down thousands of potential chemicals to a handful that could be tested in the laboratory.

The result was a potent, experimental antibiotic called abaucin, which will need further tests before being used.

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