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

  Newly developed technique can kill antibiotic-resistant germs Sept. 24, 2012 Story Contact(s): Timothy Wall, walltj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346 COLUMBIA, Mo. — 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…