Health: small doses of silver enhance the action of antibiotics

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Health: small doses of silver enhance the action of antibiotics


Small doses of silver can make bacteria susceptible allâ € ™ attack of antibiotics, paving the way for new treatments for recurrent infections and drug-resistant. A compound containing silver increased € ™ s effectiveness of a range of widely used antibiotics. The study of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard andâ € ™ published in the journal â € ~Science Translational Medicine A € ™. Through the treatment with the new compound, although the antibiotic-resistant bacteria are returned to be susceptible to antibiotics. In addition, scientists have increased the power of vancomycin, usually only effective with pathogenic Gram-positive bacteria, such as staphylococci and streptococci. Lâ € ™ Silver PEMESSO vancomycin for the first vote, to kill bacteria Gram-negative group that includes microbes that cause food poisoning and dangerous hospital infections.