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Superbug gene clue

12th May 2011

UK-based scientists have pinpointed genes that make MRSA resistant to antibiotics.

The work, in BMC Systems Biology, was carried out by Medical Research Council researchers in London and Scotland and from it more than 20 genes which help the superbug attack the human body have been identified, including one that may be a focus for future drug development. MRSA is a form of Staphylococcus aureus that has grown resistant to the antibiotic Methicillin and there were 781 deaths involving the infection in the UK in 2009, compared with 51 in 1993.

 

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