RUG students want to treat burns with yogurt bacteria

Thursday 25 September 2014

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Source: APN
Source: APN

A group of students from the University of Groningen (RUG) wants yogurt bacteria use in the healing of burns.They have designed a connection in which the bacteria are processed, which produce substances that serve as a weapon against two other "very nasty" bacteria that commonly cause infections in burns.

The students hope to win in November, the international competition iGEM their associated reports the RUG Wednesday.Sandra Mous of the iGEM team explains that the relationship is in a gel, which contains the good bacteria in yogurt. It should be placed in a bandage. The advantage of this is that it can be stored without the quality is less long. It is then only going to work when the bad bacteria resurface. "So there are no unnecessary substances made​​," says Mous. Because there is no use of antibiotics, the bad bacteria  will not become resistant. "Many infections in burns are not submitted. Bacterial resistance"

At the iGEM competition is all about building the best. Biological 'machine' Last year won the discovery of a protein on frogs that hospital MRSA can be disabling.


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