A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analyzing the “bacteria wars” that are happening in your nose right now. While the vast majority of antibiotics have been found in soil bacteria, a research team is now turning to the human body.
The superbug, MRSA, is found in the noses of 30% of all people, but why not all? It seems that if people have a “rival bug” in their noses, this rival can win the battle over MRSA. This is literally a battle between bacterium in your nose. And by looking at the genetic code of this rival, they can develop antibiotics.
Researcher find this “natural antibiotic” promising and hope this and future studies can be used to fight off bacterial infections.