Hunt for broad-spectrum vaccine: PNAG on more microbes than previously thought

Researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School, have reported that a sugar polymer known as PNAG (or rather beta-1-6-linked poly-N-acetyl glucosamine) is made by more bacterial, fungal and other microbial organisms than previously thought – and the fact that it's common to several pathogens makes it a promising target for a broad-spectrum vaccine. In the study, …