Bacteria producing powerful antibiotic right under your nose
Dr. Rajasekaran Stephen
Bacteria producing powerful antibiotic right under your nose
A novel antibiotic — lugdunin — produced by a bacterium found inside the human nose has been found to kill the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, including drug-resistant forms such as the methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). The study found S. aureus does not develop resistance against the novel antibiotic. The findings could aid the development of new therapies for hard-to-treat bacterial infections. The results were published on July 28 in the journal Nature....

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