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Antimicrobial Peptide from Ancient Organism May Be Effective Against Multiresistant Human Pathogens Including MRSA, Christian-Albrechts University Study


12/21/2009 7:32:42 AM

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ScienceDaily (Dec. 20, 2009) — Researchers in Germany have identified a new antimicrobial peptide that demonstrates significant activity against a variety of bacteria, including multiresistant human strains such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). The discovery was made while investigating the ancient metazoan organism Hydra magnipapillata.

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