cure for vanco resistant S. Aureus

Paul. xstermp01 at popmail.med.nyu.edu
Thu Oct 30 21:06:24 EST 1997


Why has this not been done?:

1.  grow vancomycin resistant Staph Aureus on a culture medium.

2.  Add some fungi

3.  See which fungi can survive in the dish and fend off the bacteria

4.  Purify the chemicals that the fungi used to fight off the bacteria

5.  Use this chemical as a new antibiotic against vancomycin resistant
staph aureus (once one that can be used in humans is found).

Fungi and bacteria have been fighting eat other for millions of years, I
am sure that the fungi can fight off the reistant bacteria faster than we
can chemically produce a new antibiotic - in short, let evolution work to
our advantage.


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