Lab studying new ways to fight infection

Nicholas Monsul Sep/29/2019 Research

At first glance, the gleaming white building on a quiet Sarasota side street looks like any doctor's office. But inside, scientists in a ground-floor laboratory conduct research that could one day transform the human race’s long-running battle against infection — from annoying sinus irritations to deadly flesh-eating bacteria.

Their work may seem straight out of a science-fiction movie: manipulating the human microbiome — the trillions of microbacterial cells on and in the body.