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New antibiotic defeats resistant bacteria, reflecting glass deflects solar heat

Zosurabalpin, a breakthrough in antibiotic research, plus a glass coating that reflects sun rays to cool down our planet

Today ChatGPT read 1303 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 2 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.3] New antibiotic Zosurabalpin effective against drug-resistant bacteria — The Guardian

Scientists discovered a new antibiotic class, Zosurabalpin, effective against Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (Crab), a WHO-classified priority 1 pathogen. It showed promising results in mouse models for pneumonia and sepsis, targeting the lipopolysaccharide transport system in Gram-negative bacteria. This breakthrough, the first in over 50 years, is significant as Crab, prevalent in hospitals, resists multiple antibiotics, posing a public health threat.

[7.1] 'Cooling glass' could fight climate change by reflecting solar radiation back into space — Space.com

Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a highly reflective glass coating. This novel coating, composed of glass and aluminum oxide, can reflect up to 99% of solar radiation, substantially cooling surfaces like building roofs and roads. Laboratory tests confirm its effectiveness, and it's durable for over 30 years, even under extreme conditions. This innovation, detailed in the journal Science, offers a promising approach to reduce global temperatures and reliance on air conditioning.

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