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Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health
... same role. "It usually isn't just one organism, a superbug
or magic bullet," says Rittmann. "Instead, the best results require a community of microorganisms." Rittmann is motivated by the huge benefits that environmental biotechnology and microbial communities can bring to society. "I think if we could su...
New antibacterials being developed to tackle MRSA superbug
A novel antibacterial medicine that kills the superbug
MRSA is being developed under a new scheme launche...ds to be more difficult to treat. "The so-called superbug
MRSA is fast becoming untreatable with the currently available antibiotics," says Dr Ted Bianco, Dir...
Maggots rid patients of MRSA
...r researchers are ridding diabetic patients of the superbug
MRSA - by treating their foot ulcers with maggots. Professor Andrew Boulton and his team used green bottle fly larvae to treat 13 diabetic patients whose foot ulcers were contaminated with MRSA and found all but one were cured within a mean period o...
Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin
...he same group as Clostridium difficile — the Cdiff superbug
— C. botulinum has a genome that is remarkable because it is so stable," commented Dr Mohammed Sebaihia, lead author on the paper from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. "Unlike Cdiff, in which more than 10 per cent of genes have been acquired from...