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Substance derived from the cannabis plant can combat MRSA

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Substance derived from the cannabis plant can combat MRSA

In new results, scientists from Roskilde University have shown that individual chemical components of cannabis have an effective impact on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The results confirm existing research and add crucial new knowledge on how active molecules from the cannabis plant can be applied in combination with a number of traditional antibiotics currently used to treat MRSA in humans. The results could lay the groundwork for the development of new types of medicine that could reduce consumption of conventional antibiotics and curb the growth of antibiotic resistance.

Biljana Mojsoska
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Breakthrough in the search for a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

Chemist Biljana Mojsoska and molecular biologist Håvard Jenssen from Roskilde University have in collaboration with international research colleagues developed and tested new antimicrobial drugs that can be used as an alternative to antibiotics in the fight against the infectious disease tuberculosis. The mycobacteria that triggers tuberculosis develops resistance to more and more known antibiotics.

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Base at Roskilde University

The research groupis based at Department of Science and Environment

Related research units: FRUSTMI reseach centre // Environmental Dynamics research group // Molecular and Medical Biology reseach group // Mathematics and Physics research group

PhD Programme: Doctoral School of Science and Environment

Uddannelser og fag: Chemistry // Chemical Biology // International Bachelor in Natural Sciences

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William Goldring
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Phone +45 4674 2308
goldring@ruc.dk