Ancient clay used by aboriginal Canadians could fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria – study

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 Ancient clay used by aboriginal Canadians could fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria – study Empty Ancient clay used by aboriginal Canadians could fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria – study

Post by Guest on Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:38 am

Ancient mineral clay used by aboriginal people in Canada for centuries could be the key to fighting against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and published in the American Society for Microbiology's mBio journal on Tuesday, found that the clay killed 16 strains of ESKAPE bacteria samples from nearby hospitals and waste treatment facilities.

ESKAPE bacteria – which includes Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae,Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species – causes the majority of infections in US hospitals, and is resistant to antibacterial drugs.


https://www.rt.com/news/330322-ancient-clay-bacteria-canada/

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