NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria

NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria A new study from National Institutes of Health scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a “good” bacterium commonly found in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can cause serious antibiotic-resistant infections. Pipat…

Superbug MRSA Identified in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

The School of Public Health News November 5, 2012 NEWS RELEASE Contact: Kelly Blake, kellyb@umd.edu, 301-405-9418   University of Maryland-led study is first to document environmental source of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States   College Park, Md.–A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health has found that…

Disinfectants can make bacteria resistant to treatment: Makes Bacteria Stronger

2008 Study posted for filing Contact: Lucy Goodchild press@sgm.ac.uk 44-011-898-81843 Society for General Microbiology Chemicals used in the environment to kill bacteria could be making them stronger, according to a paper published in the October issue of the journal Microbiology. Low levels of these chemicals, called biocides, can make the potentially lethal bacterium Staphylococcus aureus…

Inula helenium ( elecampane ) 100% Effective against MRSA in vitro, 200 Strains

Br J Biomed Sci. 2009;66(4):186-9. In vitro activity of Inula helenium against clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains including MRSA. O’Shea S, Lucey B, Cotter L. Source Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland. Abstract The present study aims to investigate the bactericidal activity (specifically antistaphylococcal) of Inula helenium. The antimicrobial activity of the…