Modified Polyamine Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA); Compound Both inhibits MRSA and Renders It More Vulnerable to Antibiotics 

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A compound that both inhibits the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superbug and renders it more vulnerable to antibiotics has been discovered by scientists at the University of Bath in the UK led by Dr. Maisem Laabei and Dr. Ian Blagbrough. The novel compound, a polyamine, seems to destroy Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium that causes (among other things) deadly MRSA infections, by disrupting the pathogen’s cell membrane.

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