Two Foods supercharge normally ineffective antibiotics

Two Foods supercharge normally ineffective antibiotics We look at two separate studies: Cranberries join forces with antibiotics to fight bacteria “But when we simultaneously treated the bacteria with an antibiotic and the cranberry extract, no resistance developed.” Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections The results showed that it was effective…

A solution to sinusitis from the sea

Contact: Karen Bidewell press.office@ncl.ac.uk 44-019-122-27850 Newcastle University A team of scientists and surgeons from Newcastle are developing a new nasal spray from a marine microbe to help clear chronic sinusitis. They are using an enzyme isolated from a marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis found on the surface of seaweed which the scientists at Newcastle University were…

Viruses Help MU Scientists Battle Pathogenic Bacteria and Improve Water Supply

Β  Newly developed technique can kill antibiotic-resistant germs Sept. 24, 2012 Story Contact(s): Timothy Wall, walltj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346 COLUMBIA, Mo. β€” Infectious bacteria received a taste of their own medicine from University of Missouri researchers who used viruses to infect and kill colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, common disease-causing bacteria. The viruses, known as bacteriophages, could be…