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Staphylococcus aureus is bacteria that can cause an extensive selection of illnesses from minor skin infections to life threatening diseases in numerous parts of the body, for example meningitis and septicaemia. Naturally many members of the society carry the bacteria in their throats and therefore it can also cause a mild infection in a healthy patient. MRSA is a strain of the S.aureus bacterium that has evolved over the years and therefore has now become resistant to a number of regularly used antibiotics, including methicillin, penicillin and amoxicillin, therefore making it more difficult to treat than other strains of the S.aureus bacterium. The growth of the resistant strains of MRSA has now lead to health authorities and hospitals trying …show more content…
According to the website Science Alert(2016), researchers have recently discovered that the compound which has been recently discovered is capable of killing around 98 percent of the drug opposing superbug, MRSA. Compounds which are found in the artic sponge are now looking like they are an option which would help to fight against the infection. Researchers claim that, “…the discovery of this new compound, which has been named 'darwinolide', is so exciting. Researchers found …Dendrilla membranosa, and initial lab tests have shown that it's able to kill 98.4 percent of MRSA cells.” At the moment there is still not enough research done into this ‘artic sponge’ to use it as a treatment against the ‘super-bug’ but researchers have recently patented the compound in order to try and understand how precisely the sponge works in attacking against the ‘super-bug’. If the researchers are then able to prove that they can use this artic sponge to fight against the MRSA …show more content…
It is thought that “humble yoghurt could be a more effective defence against super bugs such as MRSA than all the antiseptics and antibiotics in the world”, according to University College London(2005). Although it is thought that the probiotics in yoghurts would be able to fight against dangerous bacteria. It is now wanted by many scientists to set up a trial in hospitals where they would use humble yoghurt instead of any antibiotics, this would be a way of determining whether or not the probiotics in the yoghurt was an alternative measure to contest against the MRSA bacteria. The scientists from UCL suggests that “using probiotics or having surgeons dip their hands into a probiotic solution (after a thorough cleaning) might be a better approach. This way, the harmless bacteria would be able to colonise the skin, leaving no room for the baddies to

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