Friendly bacteria could evict MRSA in nasal turf wars


HARMLESS bacteria from people’s noses could wipe out MRSA. The idea is to apply the friendly bugs in a nasal spray to mimic the immunity which allows most of us who aren’t sick to fight off the superbug. Takayuki Iwase and colleagues at Jikei University in Tokyo, Japan, say Staphylococcus epidermidis can wipe out colonies of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in the lab. Crucially, for the spray plan, S. epidermidis also cleared ordinary S. aureus in a bacterial “turf war” in the nose. The friendly bugs oust their rivals with the help of an enzyme called Esp (Nature, DOI:
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