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Maggots could fight MRSA

5th August 2008

Scientists working at Swansea University have said that maggots could help to fight the superbug MRSA.

They are studying the effects of an antibiotic made by liquid which is produced by the green bottle fly. Professor Norman Ratcliffe, a principal researcher on the project, said: "It has been a huge team effort to get to this level and I am delighted with our progress. However there is more to do if we are to realise the maximum benefits from this discovery."


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Article Information

Title: Maggots could fight MRSA
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 7798
Date Added: 5th Aug 2008

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