How do we find new antibiotics?

As it turns out, not well. We've been using different antibiotics from the same families for a long time (though I think I've read or posted articles about researchers successfully scouring dirt from very old areas- like castles- for new bacteria). This article is a fascinating look at the cutting edge of new antibiotic research, via StatNews.com: "In the hunt for new antibiotics, the genius of simplicity."

Source: http://www.statnews.com/2015/12/03/antibio...