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Bug busters

发布时间:2019-03-07 09:20:04来源:未知点击:

By Andy Coghlan FROM the lush forests of Costa Rica and the farming heartlands of Wisconsin come two possible weapons in the fight against the antibiotic-resistant superbugs prowling the wards of hospitals the world over. One hopeful bulletin comes from the Guanacaste Conservation Area in northern Costa Rica, where researchers have isolated fungal extracts which kill the two most feared superbugs, methacillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. The other source of hope comes from the University of Wisconsin in Madison,