Thursday, April 7, 2011

Copper kills MRSA

VDB's design now only 2.5% Copper
Dr. Bill Keevil of the University of Southampton was just interviewed by the New Scientist. In the article and accompanying video, he demonstrated the MRSA-killing ability of copper. In the study, his group coated copper or stainless steel plates with 107 MRSA. The copper-coated plates began to kill off the MRSA in minutes.  One caveat is that the study seems to have been supported by the Copper Development Agency. Oh, wouldn't it be great if copper killed MSSA and other bacteria too?

New Scientist, April 5, 2011
Weaver et al. Journal of Applied Microbiology, Dec 2010

1 comment:

  1. Copper deficencies really seem to be an issue here.
    People are typically low on copper, and other key minerals.
    If a person can take care of that deficiency, Mrsa should not be a problem.
    I worry that the medical field is not being very scientific about a cure,(just treat the symptoms)just make money on people suffering from Mrsa even at the expense of nurses and doctors being infected as well.
    Sounds like there really is a simple solution.
    How about simply using a powerful antibiotic, such as amoxicillin with a copper suspension medium for those currently infected?
    That would kill Mrsa so fast it would make your head swim!
    Then use a copper supplement after treatment.
    You could then do a simple blood test to see saturation levels with a simple blood reaction test, so you dont suffer from copper toxicity.
    As they say, too much of a good thing can harm you.