Scientists from The Rockefeller University in New York have reported the discovery of a new class of antibiotics called maladies. It produced by microorganisms living in soil and dirt and is capable of killing off several antibiotic-resistant pathogens. The new family of antibiotics comes from molecules present in a large variety of soils. Scientists had analyzed more than 1000 unique soil samples across US to better understand how new class of antibiotics is produced and how it can be exploited for fighting bacteria. They had used DNA information that encodes production of antibiotic in daptomycin to study it. This discovery could be a useful weapon in the field of medicine.