Tag: staphyloccocus

Fighting bacteria with bacteria – common nose germ provides new weapon against superbugs

By Ed Yong | May 19, 2010 1:00 pm

Staph

Our bodies are under siege, constantly fighting back assaults from disease-causing bacteria. But we are also home to many harmless bacterial species that are share our bodies to no ill effects. Now, it seems that these ‘commensals’ could be our hidden allies against their harmful cousins. In one such ally, a group of scientists has just discovered a potential new weapon against Staphylococcus aureus.

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