Scientists at Newcastle University have made a breakthrough in combatting bacteria like E-coli.
Old antibiotics are losing their effectiveness.
But a discovery by the Newcastle team looks like giving us a major new weapon in the war against infections.
Derek Proud reports.
Scientists at a North East university have made a discovery that they say could create a whole new class of antibiotics.
Researchers at Newcastle University found, by accident, that bacteria in the body is capable of killing off other bacteria.
It could create new medicines in the future.