Researchers from the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff have discovered that a special kind of honey called Manuka honey can control the deadly bacterial infection known as Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA.
The researchers revealed that they treated MRSA cells with Manuka honey and found out that the number of their cell protein decreased. Fabl, a main protein of MRSA that has a big role in fatty acid biosynthesis, appear to have been totally destroyed after the honey treatment, they said.
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British scientists have developed a new anti-bacterial drug, currently code-named XF-73, which could kill deadly superbugs in five minutes. The short period that the drug acts on the bugs is very crucial because it prevents the bacteria from developing resistance.
Destiny Pharma, the Sussex pharmaceutical company which introduced XF-73, reveals that the drug can be used to prevent the spread of the deadly bacterial MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).
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The flesh-eating bacteria is everywhere. We’ve already blogged about cases in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
Now here’s a case from Bermuda which involves Jay Fox, a gospel singer from Bermuda who was infected with the disease after he was stung by a wasp. This does not mean, of course, that insect bites can give you this deadly disease. However, insect bites can open wounds which can serve as the “door” for the opportunistic bacteria.
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In flesh-eating related news, Tom Evans, a graduate student in Montana is trying to make money for his research by hiring out his flesh eating bugs. Fortunately, its not the flesh-eating bugs we dread around here that he’s unleashing to the world; what he’s actually leasing are some bone-cleaning beetles.
From the Great Falls Tribune: Continue reading “Tom Evans: Flesh Eating Bugs for Hire”