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They find an antidote to superbugs in medicinal soils.

December 29, 2018 01:04Dublin, December 29 (Prensa Latina) According to a study published today, the strain of bacteria found in soils in Ireland with healing properties is effective against four of the six major antibiotic resistant superbooks.

It is called Streptomyces sp. Myroforea, a new strain, was discovered by an international group of scientists in the field of alkaline pastures in Ferman, Northern Ireland, known as the Bohemian Highlands.

During the study, Streptomyces inhibited the growth of four of the six major multi-resistant pathogens identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as responsible for infections associated with medical care.

Among them, Enterococcus faecium and Staphylococcus aureus, resistant to vancomycin and Acinetobacter baumanii, to carbenepenem, experts say.

In addition, they added, disables gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, which differ in the structure of their cell wall; As a rule, gram-negative bacteria are more resistant to antibiotics.

According to Paul Dyson, one of the authors, the discovery is an important step forward in the fight against invulnerability to drugs to fight infections.

Our results show that it is worth looking for folklore and traditional medicines in search of new antibodies, an academic from the Faculty of Medicine at Swansea University added.

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