India, Feb. 14 -- Older antibiotics like penicillin kill bacteria by preventing their cell wall from being built in the first place

A new group of antibiotics has been discovered by scientists at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, that can be useful in the battle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Corbomycin and complestatin work by prevent the bacterial wall from being broken down, thus stopping the division of bacterial cells.

This, the scientists said, was in contrast to older antibiotics like penicillin that kill bacteria by preventing the wall from being built in the first place.

"Bacteria have a wall around the outside of their cells that gives them shape and is a source of strength," study author Beth Culp, a PhD cand...