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July 28, 2016

The Nose Knows


New superbug-fighting antibiotic discovered up humans' noses | Today’s study is the first one to zero in on a particular bacterium that lives inside people’s nostrils, called Staphylococcus lugdunensis. The study demonstrates that this bacterium produces a new peptide antibiotic, named lugdunin, that’s part of an entirely new class of antibiotics. "Lugdunin is just the first example," says study co-author Andreas Peschel, a microbiologist at University of Tübingen in Germany. "Maybe it’s just the tip of the iceberg."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 28, 2016 9:08 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Well-well-well. Some bio-tech guy will now pick a winner.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 29, 2016 3:42 AM

Boogers. Who knew?

Posted by: Lance de Boyle [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 29, 2016 11:43 PM

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