Penn State Finds MRSA Clue

From Rock Snot to MRSA or methyl resistant staphlococcus aureus- today is a tough news day!  But I am pleased that a Penn State researcher has discovered one of the reasons it’s so hard to kill this “bug” that has been showing up in hospitals and now is in schools and offices.  Apparently it has a different system of handling it’s “protein factory”.  And that difference has made it heartier than most other infection producing bugs that doctors have dealt with.  There aren’t sure solutions yet, but there is a path to follow in hunting for new fixes.  That is a good thing!

Here is a bit of an article from the Daily Mail about MRSA-

found that it passed from Staphylococcus sciuri, which normally only infects animals, to the human bug Staphylococcus aureus.

Staphylococcus aureus commonly lives in the nose and on the skin without causing harm. But it can be highly dangerous when it mutates into its resistant cousin MRSA.

The new research is published today in the journal Science.

Lead scientist Dr Squire Booker, from Pennsylvania State University in the United States, said: ‘What we’ve discovered here is so exciting because it represents a truly new chemical mechanism for methylation.

‘We now have a very clear chemical picture of a very clever mechanism for antibiotic resistance that some bacteria have evolved.

‘Because we know the specific mechanism

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1381642/MRSA-bugs-resistance-antibiotics-cracked-scientists.html#ixzz1KuWfX1JT

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