1,000-year-old potion shows promise against MRSA

April 1, 2015 3:08 PM

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1,000-year-old potion shows promise against MRSA

Dr. Christina Lee, associate professor in Viking studies and a member of the Institute for Medieval Research at the University of Nottingham, and colleagues say the remedy killed up to 90% of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in vivo.

What is more, studies in mouse models of MRSA conducted by researchers from Texas Tech University in Lubbock found the ancient potion presented "astonishing" results against the superbug.

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