Saturday, December 12, 2009

Quick Update: One more on MRSA - this time on potential cures

On my last post on MRSA, I had talked about how after having posted once, I was seeing MRSA everywhere (not the real stuff, just articles on it).

Interestingly, the trend continues. This past week, I came to know about the fact that researchers at the University of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories had come up with a new innovation in the war against MRSA.

They found that a single protein can alter the virulent MRSA and other bacteria into harmless versions of the same. This is effected by inhibiting the signaling molecules of the cell. It is believed that the breakthrough can prevent the bacteria from ever turning virulent.

Of course, the study has a long way to go, since this demonstration was done on a single bacterium after isolating it. Such isolation in healthcare settings are a long way away, but the fact that there is a promise is key.

Here is a story on this. The paper itself has been published in Nature Chemical Biology:

1 comment:

Danser said...

MRSA Super-Bug Destroyed in 60 Seconds in FDA-certified Lab Test

The age of antibiotics is nearly over. Bacteria are no longer affected the way they were 50 years ago. Most bacteria have mutated so that they are unaffected by antibiotics. More people are killed each year by MRSA than AIDS!

So, medical science is frantically searching for antibiotics replacement.

Beneficial Solutions, LLC, the owner of NutraSilver, a natural mineral, retained Dr. Anthony Japour, MD from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to develop the lab-test criterion and to ensure that the test results would accurately reflect the outcome of the test.

In April, 2009, NutraSilver was submitted to BioScience Labs in Montana to be tested against MRSA 300, a strain that is most common and most difficult to eliminate. A "time-kill" study was conducted with the following results released in July, 2009:

1.339 BILLION MRSA cells (CFU) were killed at the rate of 99.9999% (the limit of the test) in 60 seconds. Antibiotics could never match these results.

The reader must recognize that these dramatic test results demand further in-vivo (inside the human body) testing and should propel NutraSilver into the scientific limelight for legitimate consideration as a safe and effective replacement for antibiotics. Previous FDA-certified lab tests conducted at Nelson Labs in Salt lake City, Utah, demonstrated that NutraSilver has no toxicity. The lab animals used in the tests actually thrived on NutraSilver.

Scientifically engineered by a Physicist nearly 15 years ago, NutraSilver labs tests also showed high kill-rates for many other harmful bacteria including eColi, Salmonella, Cholera and several other harmful pathogens. NutraSilver also kills fungus and yeast, as demonstrated by previous FDA-certified Lab tests. Used as a water treatment to kill water-borne pathogens, NutraSilver's manufacturer is on the World Health Organization's Water Treatment and Safe Storage Committee.

All published FDA-certified lab reports can be seen here: