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Retinoids: A future class of antibiotics?

Retinoids: A future class of antibiotics?

Link to paper: doi:10.1038/nature26157 Antibiotics have revolutionized 20th-century medicine. Bacterial infections that were once life-threatening are no longer considered fatal with the administration of this class of drugs. However, microbes are survivors, and from this solved problem arises a new one – resistant bacterial strains. […]

Gut Microbiota: a potential target for therapeutics

Gut Microbiota: a potential target for therapeutics

Link to article: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acschembio.8b00309 Gut microbiota play both versatile and critical roles in the human body. Not only do they help in immune responses, but also contribute to energy metabolism by degrading complex carbohydrates for which humans do not possess the enzymes.1 These symbiotic microorganisms […]

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