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Blue light can create a powerful exterminator of MRSA bacteria
- October 1, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Hydrogen peroxide can be a new answer to the old question of how to deal effectively even with the most aggressive and unusual virus bacteria of their type, which continue to evolve and become more and more resistant to modern antibiotics. Specialists from the Engineering Laboratory at Boston University in the United States today presented the results of their new and rather unusual experiment, which was based on the possibility of modifying hydrogen peroxide to be used on viral bacteria, thus destroying their membrane and leading to their immediate death without antibiotics.
The fact is that most of the so-called MRSA bacteria, which bacteriologists around the world are fighting against, have a rather pronounced and strong ability to constantly adapt and adopt entire genetic chains from other bacteria that have previously undergone adaptation to certain antibiotics. That is why experts from Boston University decided to conduct a series of tests using hydrogen peroxide on several strains of Staphylococcus aureus virus – and previously hydrogen peroxide was treated with blue light, after which it was sent to a viral bacterium.
After observing their reaction, scientists found that with this treatment, hydrogen peroxide was able to destroy up to 99.9% of MRSA bacteria, indicating the promising possibility of its use as an alternative to modern antibiotics. Moreover, in this way, scientists managed to destroy up to 90% of bacterial cultures that could not adapt to the compound.
The remainder was likewise weakened by the action of modified hydrogen peroxide, but nevertheless it develops a certain immunity over time, thereby requiring more drastic measures regarding working with oneself. However, some additional research and experiments in this field are still planned by specialists, and therefore it remains to wait for the completion of the preliminary stage of testing.