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Compounds from Baltic Amber Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria | Medicine – Sci-News.com

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has pinpointed compounds that help explain Baltic amber’s therapeutic effects and that could lead…

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A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has pinpointed compounds that help explain Baltic ambers therapeutic effects and that could lead to new medicines to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus.
McDermott & Ambrose report in vitro antibacterial activity of compounds present in Baltic amber. Image credit: Edgars Gjacs.
Amber is formed through the fossilization of tree resin from various species of pine and pine-like trees over millions of years.

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