A and I were listening to the Radiolab episode from November 2nd last night about S. aureus’ evolution against antibiotics and how a microbiologist and a historian re-created an anti-bacterial remedy from the 10th century.
Staph Retreat • 2015 Nov 2 • Radiolab
Microbiologist Freya Harrison and Anglo-Saxon historian Christina Lee published a paper in mBio:
A 1,000-Year-Old Antimicrobial Remedy with Antistaphylococcal Activity • 2015 Aug 11 • mBio • American Society for Microbiology
More at NatGeo:
1,000 Year Old Remedy May Cure MRSA, Still Faces Market Hurdles • 2015 Apr 7 • Maryn McKenna • National Geographic