Institute for Medieval Research

A white woman, Dr Eleanor Rye, looking at maps and books in the Trent Building Library 

AncientBiotics – a medieval remedy for modern day superbugs? 

A one thousand year old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections which originates from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA in an unusual research collaboration at The University of Nottingham.


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Institute for Medieval Research

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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