A new method for discovering antibiotics makes use of an unusual source of complex microbial communities
Roisin McGuigan |
A team of scientists has developed a technology that rapidly assesses antibiotics using microbes from a curious source: saliva taken from the East Siberian brown bear. We spoke to co-author of the associated paper (1), Konstantin Severinov, a professor based in the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, to discuss antibiotic screening – and how to catch a drooling bear…
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