Characterizing enzymes to explode superbugs
Gabriel Mitchell and Joshua Weitz -- from our group here at the Georgia Institute of Technology -- collaborated with Daniel Nelson, a biochemist specializing in phage lytic enzymes at the University of Maryland, in a collaborative project to develop a novel assay to quantify how a new class of enzybiotics can explode bacterial pathogens. The results are available online on Physical Biology.
Discussion of this work can be found online:
- Microbe Magazine "Minitopics"
- Interview on the BBC Today Programme
- Medical News Today, New Way To Fight Superbugs Using Natural Enzymes In Tears And Other Body Fluids
- United Kingdom Press Association, Cure for `superbug' a step closer
- BBC Mundo, Una enzima presente en lágrimas podría convertirse en los nuevos antibióticos
- Institute of Physics, Identifying enzymes to explode superbugs
- MicrobeWorld, Identifying enzymes to explode superbugs
- Various blogs, Science Daily, PhysOrg.com, etc.