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New Antibiotic in Tuberculosis Treatment

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A new drug was identified at the end of studies conducted by Sabancı University and Harvard University.

At the end of studies conducted by Sabancı University and Harvard University, new antibiotic combinations have been identified for tuberculosis treatment. In the study conducted by Assoc. Dr. Murat Çokol, Ece Bıçak and Nurdan Kuru, synergistic drug combinations containing two, three and four drugs that can be used for tuberculosis treatment were identified by employing the principles of analytical geometry and pharmacology. Assoc. Dr. Murat Çokol stated the following on the study: “Using known antibiotics together in multiple synergistic combinations, is one of the best leverages we have against antibiotic resistance. But the number of possible combinations are astronomical; for example, there are more than 15 thousand fivefold combinations of only 20 medicines. The method we have developed allows us to find the most suitable combinations for treatment from among a large number of combinations.”

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