Tuesday, November 8, 2005

A Plan To Kill MRSA And Other Resistant Bacteria By Using... Viruses?

Via RedOrbit:
HOSPITAL superbugs could be all but wiped out in ten years by viruses that are harmless to humans, say Scottish scientists.

Dr Mike Mattey and a team of researchers at Strathclyde University have come up with a new method of tackling bugs such as the killer MRSA that does not involve using antibiotics.

They have patented a technique to allow bacteriophages - viruses which are the natural enemy of bacteria - to be used in normal cleaning products...
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