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Ancient Medication Effectively Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug

According to CBS News, researchers at the University of Nottingham are bringing back an ancient remedy found in a 10th century medical textbook known as Bald’s Leechbook. Originally used to treat eye infections, the garlic, wine and cow stomach bile concoction was recreated in a lab and the MRSA bacteria was exposed to the potion in lab cultures and infected mice. Amazingly, the antidote, developed long before modern technology or even the scientific method existed, killed 999 out of 1,000 MRSA bacterial cells. After two outbreaks at LA area hospitals this year and concern over the bacteria finding its way into our homes, this research may be the key in stopping widespread infection.

Read the article published by CBS News.