September 25, 2012

Going viral to kill zits: scientists uncover virus with potential to stop pimples

Watch out, acne. Doctors soon may have a new weapon against zits: a harmless virus living on our skin that naturally seeks out and kills the bacteria that cause pimples.

The new findings by scientists at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh are published in the Sept. 25 online edition of the American Society for Microbiology's journal mBio.