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…

Vitamin B3 ( NIacin ) may offer new tool in fight against ‘superbugs’ – increased by 1,000 times the ability of immune cells to kill staph bacteria

Contact: Adrian Gombart adrian.gombart@oregonstate.edu 541-737-8018 Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study suggests that nicotinamide, more commonly known as vitamin B3, may be able to combat some of the antibiotic-resistance staph infections that are increasingly common around the world, have killed thousands and can pose a significant threat to public health. The research…

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…