Microbes Monthly - September


Right under our nose!

With an increasing amount of bacterial strains developing antibiotic resistance and the development of new antibiotics having been few and far in between, any news of a promising new antibiotic is news worthy! The latest antibiotic was found right under (or in) our noses! A new report published this summer describes the discovery of a new antibiotic found in a nasal commensal bacterial species called Staphylococcus lugdunensis. The chemical antibiotic compound, called lugdunin, was even effective against MRSA!

Sources: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v535/n7613/full/nature18634.html

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/07/new-antibiotic-found-human-nose


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