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MRSA breakthrough

26th March 2009

Scientists have developed what is believed to be a new way of tackling MRSA and other hospital superbugs.

Researchers from Queen’s University’s ionic liquids team have been developing salts which can be used to prevent the growth of colonies of dangerous germs. Publishing the findings in the journal Green Chemistry, the team believes the salts could soon be used in the battle to keep wards free from MRSA by breaking down the biofilm coatings that protect the superbugs from antiseptics, disinfectants, and antibiotics.

 

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