Against antibiotic resistance, the answer comes from the nose

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An antibiotic capable of eliminating it Staphylococcus aureus, drug resistant: this is the latest news from the scientific and pharmaceutical world. The answer to what is called antibiotic resistance would even come from the nose. In fact, it seems there is a bacterium hidden in the nose capable of killing it Staphylococcus aureus drug resistant.
To communicate the discovery, which occurred by chance, are the scientists ofEberhard Karl University of Tübingen in Germany, who published a study in the journal Nature, which shows that the human body is capable of producing a large amount of "good" microorganisms, even those that are known to be resistant to the action of medicines.
By analyzing the nasal swabs of 187 hospitalized patients, the study led to the discovery that there are about 90 microbes in the nose and that in the nose of the sick there is a bacterium, called Staphylococcus lugdunensis, capable of stopping the action of Staphylococcus aureus, preventing it from developing resistance to drugs.


The researchers used this "good" bacterium to produce a antibiotic, the Lugdunin, already tested on mice, which has given excellent results against skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Tests are showing that the drug can kill other dangerous bacteria as well. A discovery of great importance, because the new antibiotic can be used for the development of new therapies against more dangerous bacterial infections.

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