Bacteria in Irish Soil Seen to Block Those Tied to Chronic Lung Infections

Bacteria in Irish Soil Seen to Block Those Tied to Chronic Lung Infections

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Bacteria in Irish Soil Seen to Block Those Tied to Chronic Lung Infections

A species of antibiotic-producing bacteria able to inhibit the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked to chronic lung infections — found in the soils of Northern Ireland and long used in traditional medicine there — have been isolated and shown to have antimicrobial activity, researchers report. The bacteria whose growth they were seen to limit include Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, both treatment resistant and known to cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). “We…

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