MDS Researchers featured in ACS Infectious Diseases Journal

Mr Bruce Lin was recently featured in ACS Infectious Diseases Journal for his published review, alongside researchers Dr Wenyi Li and Professor Neil M. O'Brien-Simpson.

The paper titled “Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides Are Leading the Way to Combat Oropathogenic Infections” explores the following:

“Oral dental infections are one of the most common diseases affecting humans, with caries and periodontal disease having the highest incidence. Current misuse and overuse of antibiotic treatments have led to the development of antimicrobial resistance. However, recent studies have shown that cationic antimicrobial peptides are a promising family of antibacterial agents that are active against oral pathogenic bacteria and also possess less propensity for development of antimicrobial resistance.”

Mr Bruce Lin, supervised by Dr Wenyi Li and Prof Neil O’Brien-Simpson, summarized the current development of antimicrobial peptides targeting oral pathogens.

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Congratulations to the team, whose review was also featured as the journal’s front cover. The review can be read here.