Sea sponges produce a compound that can kill superbug MRSA

Antibiotic resistance is a problem that affects every country in the world. Bacteria are evolutionary melting pots and in a short amount of time are able to acquire genes that allow them break down antibiotics and survive our current treatments. This can result in life threatening infections that are resistant to all known drugs. MRSA…

Superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade our last line of antibiotics

Superbugs are bacteria that have developed resistance to the killing action of our best antibiotics. Becoming ill with an infection from one of these bugs usually means a lengthy stay in the intensive care unit so you can be monitored and treated with last resort antibiotics. Patients lives are at risk when these final antibiotics fail. Antibiotic…

BioBit – The bacteria and antibiotics arms race

It’s been shown that there are 10 times as many bacteria on you as there are human cells in your body, this is called your microbiome. Your microbiome plays an important role in aiding digestion, training your immune system and preventing the growth of harmful bacteria. For the most part this bacteria does no harm to…