Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Anglo Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA

quote [ A potion made from a medieval medical recipe killed MRSA bacteria in the lab, raising hopes it could lead to new treatments for modern-day skin infections ]

Who knows if this will really pan out, but it certainly would be fun if it turns out to be a legitimate alternative if the main treatment fails.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by bltrocker@1:11amGMT]


HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 1:36am GMT on 31st Mar [Score:1 Funny]
I'd wait for in vivio testing, since killing stuff in a lab isn't exactly hard:
bltrocker said @ 1:45am GMT on 31st Mar
That's why I said "who knows". I just think it's a fun finding so far. I literally make this exact point in my comment in http://sensibleendowment.com/entry.php/1627
midden said @ 2:08am GMT on 31st Mar
"Unexpectedly, the ingredients had little effect unless they were all brought together. " So at least they are trying variations to see if the effect is not cause by something as simple and obvious as dissolved copper.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 2:28am GMT on 31st Mar
Those dissolve?

I thought if you killed a policeman you had to use lime or something to liquefy the corpse. And they fight disease, too? Cool.
midden said @ 2:49am GMT on 31st Mar [Score:1 Informative]
Killed? Corpse? Are you crazy? How is a dead cop supposed to fight microbes? They must be dissolved alive into countless microscopic officers with microscopic guns, microscopic handcuffs and microscopic pepper spray.
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:13am GMT on 31st Mar [Score:1 Classy Pr0n]
Someone call Raquel Welch and Dennis Quaid.
Taleweaver said @ 9:57am GMT on 31st Mar
So there are health benefits to getting pepper-sprayed?
Dienes said @ 1:05pm GMT on 31st Mar
Why are they not trying the other ancient method of licking the sores?
XregnaR said @ 3:22pm GMT on 31st Mar
A lot of traditional treatments got disappeared in medieval times. Vatican = Medici = Medicine.

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