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Antibiotics and Specialized Metabolites from the Human Microbiota

IIDR trainee Walaa Mousa of Dr. Nathan Magarvey’s lab.

A genetic analysis of sequenced human microbiota isolates reveals a huge pool of undiscovered antibiotics. Further, these specialized chemicals may be better at targeted human therapies than current broad-spectrum antibiotics. Within Dr. Nathan Magarvey’s lab, IIDR students Walaa Mousa, Bilal Athar, and Nisanth Merwin catalogue and describe the totality of antibiotics discovered from human origin, and relays their role in disease.

Read the full review on PubMed.

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