A New Hope for Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

Published By : 31 Dec 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The researchers who were analyzing soil from Ireland have discovered the presence of unknown bacteria, which are resistant to antibiotics. These bacteria are effective against four superbugs, which are resistant to antibiotics. Antibiotic superbugs could kill 1.3 mn European people by the end of 2050, a research states.

Frontiers in Microbiology journal published these findings.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) addressed this problem as the highest threat to global health, development, and food security. A team from Swansea University Medical School has discovered the new strain of bacteria named as Streptomyces sp. Myrophorea.

The soil analyzed by these scientists was from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland or Boho Highlands. It is an area of alkaline grassland and soil supposed to have some healing properties. The search for other replacement antibiotics is trying to fight with multi-resistance. In order to explore more about the new sources on the field of study known as ethnopharmacology. 

One of the researchers from team and resident of Boho, Dr. Gerry Quinn were aware of healing traditions. Traditionally a very small amount of soil was wrapped up in cotton cloth and throat and neck infections.

Some of the main findings of the research were that the newly identified stress of Streptomyces:

  • The WHO as responsible for associated infections such as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium (VRE) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) recognized inhibited growth of four out of six multi-resistant pathogens.
  • Inhibited growth of gram positive and gram negative bacteria that differ from the structure of cell wall – gram-negative bacteria are higher resistant to antibiotics.
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