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Antibiotic-resistant organisms have flourished in hospital environments. MRSA (illustrated above) and E coli are key healthcare acquired infections. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Maynooth University researchers are developing a promising new kind of antibiotic that readily kills off the main hospital superbug, MRSA. (...)

  A garlic-based ‘potion’  listed in a 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon manuscript. Researchers in the University of Nottingham  have found that the recipe  is able to kill off the MRSA superbug.  Photograph: The British Library Board (Royal 12 D xvii)/PA Wire

A garlic-based “potion” listed in a 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon manuscript has been found to kill off the MRSA superbug.Microbiologists at the Universi(...)

Although some progress has been made in the treatment of MRSA, there have been fewer advances in treatments for other bacteria such as E.coli, above. Image: Getty

Antibiotic resistance is not news to anyone in Ireland: we have lived with alarming levels of MRSA in our hospitals for many years. The World H(...)

An MRSA bacteria strain in a petri dish. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Files/Reuters

Have you ever watched one of those period films and had a little giggle at how nervous they get at the hint of a cold? The idea of an otherwise(...)

 MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) bacteria   in a petri dish.  “There is now a large reservoir of MRSA strains circulating in the community,” said Prof David Coleman, based at the school of dental science at Trinity.   Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The number of MRSA super-bug bacteria strains found in the community is rising rapidly, according to research from Trinity College Dublin. (...)