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Doctors Could Soon Use Light Therapy to Eradicate MRSA

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MANON MIRABELLI, NEWS EDITOR [email protected]

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 9, 2019 — A treatment using blue light to eradicate MRSA could be in doctors’ hands in as little as two years. The bacteria, researchers found, produces pigments that are susceptible to blue light, and the light can be used to photobleach the organism’s activity in the body. “We found that this superbug produces pigments,” said Mohamed Seleem, a professor of microbiology at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “These pigments are associated with MRSA’s ability to damage the host, and if you know how to reduce the pigment, then, you...Read full article

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