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MRSA Studies: Scientists find new antibiotic in the human nose

MRSA Studies identify potential treatment from Bacteria found in the Human Nose Until now, conventional antibiotic discovery has focused on looking for compounds from bacteria living in dirt. But identifying novel compound structures from soil microbes has been getting harder. The new research, from Andreas Peschel and colleagues at the University of Tübingen, suggests that the […]
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Northeastern receives $9M grant to fast track the discovery of new antibiotics

A team led by University Distinguished Professor of Biology Kim Lewis received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to launch a novel platform for developing antibiotics that kill pathogens without encountering resistance.

How serious is the threat posed by new ‘superbug’?

ICYMI: Reports of the arrival in the U.S. of a new superbug that is resistant to an antibiotic of last resort have set off alarm bells among public health officials. Northeastern professor Kim Lewis explains the new superbug, how worried we should be, and how it might be stopped.
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Researchers investigate four promising new treatments for Lyme disease

Northeastern researcher Kim Lewis and his team have launched an all-out effort to find a cure for Lyme disease, which afflicts nearly 300,000 new people in the U.S. each year. Their efforts aim to bring relief to all patients, including those who suffer from a debilitating chronic version of the disease.