How Light Turns Ordinary Hydrogen Peroxide into a MRSA Treatment
2019, THE BRINK – Pioneering Research from Boston University
Photonics researchers at Boston University have developed a drug-free treatment for tough-to-treat MRSA infections. Their technique, which they are preparing to take into a clinical trial, uses phototherapy and hydrogen peroxide to kill 99.9 percent of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Photoinactivation of Catalase Sensitizes Candida albicans and Candida auris to ROS-Producing Agents and Immune Cells
2022, April 5 Advanced Science, Volume9, Issue10.
Catalase residing inside bacteria could be effectively inactivated by blue light, subsequently
rendering the pathogens extremely vulnerable to H2O2 and H2O2-producing agents.
Blue light may be the key to defeating MRSA
Scientists in Boston, looking into new optical microscope techniques, have unexpectedly been able to break down MRSA’s surrounding membrane, using blue light.