What's Hot in the Microbial Sciences
From molecular de-extinction in drug discovery to phage therapy for acne, learn about what’s hot in the microbial sciences.
The natural plant product eugenol acts synergistically with colistin against colistin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates by enhancing membrane permeability.
A cyanobacterium-containing polymer has been engineered to respond to environmental cues and decolorize the textile dye, indigo carmine, which is also a common environmental pollutant. Now, scientists suspect that the ultimate outgrowth of this living composite may involve not only other bioremediation systems, but also self-healing building materials.
Research into molecular de-extinction offers potential for molecules from extinct organisms, including ancient human lineages, to be reintroduced as therapeutic agents for modern uses.
Analyses in a mouse model show that topical administration of phage targeting Cutibacterium acnes, a key player in acne development and progression, could be a promising treatment tactic.
Antimicrobial peptide-inspired molecules (peptoids) targeting conserved, host-derived lipids in the viral membrane may pave the way for broad-spectrum antiviral agents with low resistance potential.
Scientists find that a version of a hormone involved in appetite satiety also maintains Candida albicans commensalism by targeting the pathogenic hyphal form of the organism.
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Cynthia Adinortey, Ph.D., PGDE
Virginia L. Miller, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Theresa M. Koehler, Ph.D.
McGovern Medical School, University of Texas
Robin Patel, M.D.
Victor DiRita, Ph.D.
Michigan State University
Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D.