Thursday, January 18, 2007

New drugs for MRSA?

Several of yesterday's papers were reporting this: identifying drugs that targeted specific proteins has led scientists at Newcastle upon Tyne to identify existing drugs that may kill MRSA. This is the Guardian's report. I will blog other reports as I discover them.

Interestingly, a quick Google search reveals at least two previous stories on the same topic, one from December 2006 about a cream that attacks MRSA in the nose, and another from May 2006 about platensimycin, a new antibiotic.

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