Bioscience

Clay may be best cure for infections

March 22, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: One India] – Dirt may soon be prescribed by doctors, if researchers investigating the age-old healing properties of a type of French clay have their way.

Previous research has shown that the clay fights against a “flesh-eating” bug (M. ulcerans) on the rise in Africa and the germ called MRSA, which was blamed for the recent deaths of two children in Virginia and Mississippi.

Now an interdisciplinary team of microbiologists and mineralogists is trying to determine exactly how the clay cures.

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