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Antibiotic Found in Noses—Here’s What You Need to Know
 

Antibiotic Found in Noses—Here’s What You Need to Know

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An antibiotic effective against drug-resistant staph infections comes from an unlikely source: bacteria inside the human nose.
 
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30 Jul 2016 - General
 
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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