"Our results have shown us that they are a folklore and a researcher medicines traditional to search new antibiotics"Said Professor Paul Dyson at the School of Medicine in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom University, which represents a whole phrase change the science axis ancestors seek answers to current problems.
That's it An unknown strain of bacteria has been found Ireland landed against six major superbug resistant antibiotics.
According to recent research, superbugs resistant antibiotics kill 1,350 million people in Europe by 2050. According to the World Health Organization, "it is one of the biggest threats to world health, food security and current development."
A new bacterial strain called Streptomyces sp. Myrophorea was discovered by a group of researchers from Wales, Brazil, Iraq and Northern Ireland. The works have been published Antimicrobial Limits.
Promise of Etnopharmacology
It was created in an area where soil was studied Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, known as "Boho Highlands". Soil is an "alkaline" field and it has always been said that healing properties.
Anti-resistance anti-antibiotic investigations were conducted by investigators to explore new sources, among others: The field of research called Etnopharmakology. In addition, they are based on environments, where you can find well-known producers of antibiotics such as Streptomyces.
Land with medicinal properties
A member of the research team, Gerry Quinn, a former resident of Boho, in the Fermanagh village, announced many years of healing traditions. traditionally, A small dirt was wrapped in a cotton cloth and healed many diseasesToothache, throat and neck infections, for example. Interestingly, earlier Druid occupied this area some 1500 years ago, and Neolithic was 4,000 years ago.
"The main findings of the study were that Streptomyces's tension was recently inhibited Four major multi-resistant pathogens four WHO has identified as an infectious healthcare provider: vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Klebsiella pneumonia and carbenepenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii, "said experts.
still There is no clear component The new strain prevents the growth of pathogens, but the group is already under investigation.
Dyson concluded: "Our discovery is an important step forward in the fight against resistance antibiotics. You need to research traditional medicine. du scientists, the historian and archaeologists They can have something to do with this task. It is clear that this problem is part of the answer in the wisdom of the past. "