Have you ever wondered how snails can spend their time crawling over dirt rife with potentially dangerous bacteria but manage to stay healthy? Two British scientists did, and this led them to discover new proteins that can fight harmful bacteria.
Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. Focusing on levodopa (L-dopa), the primary treatment for Parkinson's disease, they identified which bacteria out of the[…]
How will we tackle the next epidemic? In the face of measles re-emerging in the U.S., Ebola spreading from the Democratic Republic of the Congo into Uganda and the rampant rise of antimicrobial resistance, using all the tools in our[…]