1,000-Year Old Medieval Potion May Be Antidote To Superbug

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1,000-Year Old Medieval Potion May Be Antidote To Superbug

Post by Doubting Thomas » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:35 pm

Researchers have found that an ancient Anglo-Saxon "eye salve" is astonishingly effective against the modern MRSA "superbug."
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/43431 ... killer.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Poodle » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:15 am

And, as per usual, the British Library have made no great effort to scan the document and get it out into the world - just like a dozen other manuscripts they hold that I want to see for more than just an hour's sitting (assuming I could afford the rail fare to London).

Their publication program, which started a few years ago, is a few years behind schedule.

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:17 am

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Post by TJrandom » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:35 am

The team says it now has good, replicated data showing that the medicine kills up to 90% of MRSA bacteria in "in vivo" wound biopsies from mice.
Great... just wait until doctors overprescribe this salve and MRSA becomes immune to it too.... :(

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:43 am

I won't care, I'll be dead by then.
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Post by Doubting Thomas » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:25 am

The story seems a little unlikely to me. It is hard to believe that drug companies with tremendous research capabilities would be able to miss something this simple. I will have to watch for more details.
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Post by Gord » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:26 am

Doubting Thomas wrote:
Researchers have found that an ancient Anglo-Saxon "eye salve" is astonishingly effective against the modern MRSA "superbug."
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/43431 ... killer.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Researchers found the remedy in an old British Library manuscript known as Bald's Leechbook, a manuscript of instructions for treating various ailments.
"Bald's Leechbook"?? My mother has a copy of that!! In her recipe cabinet!!
The book's eye treatment for a stye included garlic, wine, onions or leeks, and bile from a cow's stomach, all prepared in a brass vessel.
Yup! That's my momma's recipe for beef stew, right there!
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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:31 am

Yum!?? :purplex:

Wondering what ever made them test that stuff, there's an answer!
article wrote:"We chose this recipe in Bald's Leechbook because it contains ingredients such as garlic that are currently investigated by other researchers on their potential antibiotic effectiveness," said Lee.
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