A new source for antibiotics found in… the vagina?

Researchers have found a fertile source for new antibiotics: Vaginal bacteria. It’s a Darwinian world down there, with “good,” antibiotic-producing bacteria present to combat more malevolent microcritters like MRSA. So when plumbing the depths of the microbiome, University of California, San Francisco researchers essentially discovered a new antibiotic. Their findings were published Sept. 11 in Cell. Interestingly, the news stretches […]