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NYC dirt has scientists digging for antibiotic success “Researchers at The Rockefeller University in New York City have found that bacteria extracted from local parks contain genes that might encode drug-like molecules like antibiotics, immunosuppressants, and cancer-curing agents. ‘Almost … More »
New York City Dirt Rich in Bacteria Related to Medical Treatments “Traditionally, researchers seeking new clinical compounds treated cities as a barren asphalt jungle, lacking the natural diversity of micro-organisms found in unspoiled regions. Using New York as a … More »
Sifting soil from city parks, scientists have found microbial genes capable of making compounds whose potent effects can make them valuable tools in the fight against disease. Their research suggests that many more await discovery, even in a place as mundane as urban dirt. More »
The bacteria we carry within us could be a untapped source of new drugs. Researchers put this idea to the test by mining the human microbiome for new antibiotics—and identified two compounds that might be effective against some particularly dangerous bacteria. More »
Soil microbes are believed to make a wealth of as-yet undiscovered molecules, including antibiotics. But getting at them isn’t easy. To make these potentially helpful bugs easier to find, researchers want to create maps, and they need help.
Shaham, head of the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, studies the control of programmed cell death during animal development and the roles of glial cells in nervous system development and function. He has been awarded tenure and promoted to professor. Brady, head of the Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules, looks for new genetically encoded small molecules from bacterial sources, chemicals that may play a role in the development of new pharmaceuticals. He has been promoted to associate professor.
Chemical biologist Sean Brady, head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules, is recognized for his ongoing work on the therapeutic potential of naturally occurring small molecules. More »
Following a yearlong search process involving an applicant pool of close to 700 candidates, Rockefeller University President Paul Nurse has announced that Sean Brady, a chemical biologist with a background in organic chemistry, microbiology and plant biology, will become assistant professor and head of laboratory at Rockefeller. Brady intends to build his lab around the study of naturally occurring small molecules, such as those produced by soil bacteria and bacterial pathogens. More »