3 John 1:2
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
According to researchers from the University of Tübingen and the German Center for Infection Research, there’s a bacterium in your nose that may have already saved your life numerous times in the past and will likely save your life many times more in the future. That bacterium – Staphylococcus lugdunensis – is well known for inhabiting your nose. But now it has come to light that the bacterium produces a previously unknown antibiotic named Lugdunin.
The antibiotic is said to be “able to combat multi-resistant pathogens, where many classic antibiotics have become ineffective.” According to the research team, infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus ranks as one of the leading causes of death worldwide. However, the researchers found that the deadly strain of Staph is rarely found when Staphylococcus lugdunensis is present in the nose.
According to Professor Andreas Peschel, “Normally, antibiotics are formed only by soil bacteria and fungi. The notion that human microflora may also be a source of antimicrobial agents is a new discovery.” The discovery is good news in itself. Even better, it may open up new ways to develop strategies for infection protection and to find new antibiotics within the human body.
Who could have thought that microscopic bacteria produced in our noses could protect us from deadly microbes that swarm all over our skin? There’s no question in my mind that our Creator thought of it because He cares so much about us!
.Prayer: Heavenly Father, I praise You for providing me with life, breath and protection from deadly diseases. I praise You most of all for sending Your Son to Earth to die in my place for the forgiveness of my sin. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: University of Tübingen. “Human nose holds novel antibiotic effective against multiresistant pathogens.” ScienceDaily, 7/29/16. . Photo: Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are a leading cause of death worldwide. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Image Library. (PD)
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