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Scientists just found a new antibiotic in your nose that can treat drug-resistant staph
 

Scientists just found a new antibiotic in your nose that can treat drug-resistant staph

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Scientists have found what they think could be a crucial weapon in the fight against superbugs, and it was lurking in the bacterial gunk in the human nose this whole time.
 
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29 Jul 2016 - General
 
In the present day vancomycin is effective against many strains of meticillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, but resistant to vancomycin is also slowly emerging. I have seen quite a few cases where the microbiologist had to try several combinations of antibiotics to get rid of the superbugs. One particular case was a secondary infection of a appendicectomy surgical wound. The wound was very small but we had to use different very expensive broad spectrum antibiotics for one month to get a negat...
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Such discoveries never fail to amaze me! MRSA is really a big threat and can pose serious harm to the human body. Its great that new antibiotics are being discovered and developed, and hopefully, common pathogens don’t become quickly resistant to these new antibiotics. Because of this rapid resistance to antibiotics, I think research on newer ones should be a priority. As the article mentioned, this may just be the ti of the iceberg. It is entirely possible that there may be a multitude of other...
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Our bodies might not look like a battlefield, but on a microscopic level a struggle for space and food is taking place between rival species of bacteria. One of the weapons they have long been suspected of using is antibiotics. Among the bugs that like to invade the nose is Staphylococcus aureus, including the dreaded superbug strain MRSA. It is found in the noses of 30% of people.The rest don;t have it because they have bacterial that produces antibiotics again staph aureus. It may seem surpris...
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important and serious hospital acquired infection that can possibly lead to serious complication like sepsis and death. Currently there is a specific strong antibiotic (vancomycin) which is available to treat MRSA related infection. It seems like the new class of antibiotic –Lugdunin, which was discovered based on the nasal bacteria in human, is able to combat MRSA in animal study in mice. This is the beginning of a new journey of dis...
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Everyone here who work in the medical profession must be knowing how much of a problem MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is. From the skin to bone, from lungs to blood, the harm MRSA can do to the human body is massive. Incidents of MRSA infections are increasing at a rapid rate and in a way we are responsible for that. Irrational use of antibiotics and inadequate aseptic conditions in the hospital have lead to development of multidrug resistance and spreading of these superbugs...
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