Medicinal toothbrush tree yields antibiotic to treat TB in new way

Contact: Tony Maxwell zoe.dunford@nbi.ac.uk 44-160-345-0771 Norwich BioScience Institutes A compound from the South African toothbrush tree inactivates a drug target for tuberculosis in a previously unseen way. Tuberculosis causes more deaths worldwide than any other bacterial disease. At the same time as rates are increasing, resistance strains are emerging due, in part, to non-compliance with…